Author: Helen Redfern

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Power struggles

In Daniel 4, we see one king, King Nebuchadnezzar being ‘cut down to size’ by the one true God, the God of Daniel and the exiles. This king responds by recognising his place before...

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Cut down to size

Daniel 4 tells of another dream that Nebuchadnezzar experiences -this time of a tall, strong, beautiful, abundant tree that is cut down to the stump. He wants everyone to know what happened, everyone to...

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Don’t praise me, praise my God

So yesterday I shared about some of our struggles as a family right now and we received lots of messages of encouragement and support, which were really lovely, so thank you, all of you....

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Sharing our struggles

Sometimes we go to church whether we feel like it or not. When our world is crumbling all around us and we hear how God is God and God is good and God changes...

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It’s time for a new song

Let’s start with this point about seemingly unanswered prayer from the last blogpost today and dig a little deeper – So as churches, we don’t know what to do with this and we look...

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God is God, whatever the outcome

King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide, and set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon. Daniel 3:1 This is the start...

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Engaging with our culture

Yesterday, we saw how in Daniel 2, Daniel acted as a channel of God’s wisdom and power by recounting and interpreting King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream for him. In Stretch, the book I’m reading at the...

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It’s all about how you react

In Chapter 2 of the Book of Daniel, King Nebuchadnezzar has a disturbing dream. Fortunately for him, he is surrounded by wise men more than willing to interpret his dream for him. So the...