Category Archives: 1st Month

A point worth addressing: suicide

(Apologies. This was to be published in October but life became hectic and this article was forgotten about. In a poignant way, this just shows how such a big topic can be pushed to the side and not brought up. I pray that if you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or know someone who is, please don’t forget the importance of seeking advice and speaking out.) Continue reading A point worth addressing: suicide

Day 28

1 John 1:8-10 (The Message)

If we claim that we’re free of sin, we’re only fooling ourselves. A claim like that is errant nonsense. On the other hand, if we admit our sins—make a clean breast of them—he won’t let us down; he’ll be true to himself. He’ll forgive our sins and purge us of all wrongdoing. If we claim that we’ve never sinned, we out-and-out contradict God—make a liar out of him. A claim like that only shows off our ignorance of God.

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Day 27

We’ve been forgiven (Psst! HOW AWESOME IS THAT!)

So, what’s this QCB all about? In one simple word: forgiveness. When we step out of that front door to go on our quest, we might have thoughts about past mistakes that bog us down and make us feel like we’ll be ineffective. What’s the way to overcome this obstacle? Forgiveness: forgive yourself. God has! How awesome is that! Continue reading Day 27

Day 25

   Thank you, Father

Again, I find myself in a position where I realise I am very human and prone to making sinful decisions. During these times, it is very easy to kick myself and to ask myself why I’m such a dolt. This is particularly the case with my continuous struggle with the issue that made everything difficult during my gap year. Still, I might be the biggest of twits but if I truly, deeply and humbly return to God and ask for his forgiveness then I am forgiven. This is hard to get my head around. Continue reading Day 25

Day 23

Luke 7: 41-43

“Two men were in debt to a banker. One owed five hundred silver pieces, the other fifty. Neither of them could pay up, and so the banker cancelled both debts. Which of the two would be more grateful?”

Simon answered, “I suppose the one who was forgiven the most.” Continue reading Day 23

Day 22

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Illustrations by Rachel Finnegan

(Please check out her work at: http://www.rachelfineganillustration.blogspot.co.uk )

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Day 21

Philippians 3:14-15 (The Message)

I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.

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Day 20

It’s worth the work

 So, what’s this week’s QCB all about? Before we step out the door, it’s good to make sure we’ve got everything we need. I made that mistake recently when I headed to a friend’s wedding on the August bank holiday, but that’s a story I might tell another time. Continue reading Day 20