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  • Honesty leads to intimacy in our relationship with God [Quote]
    by malcolmcox

    “Without honesty, there is no authenticity, and our religion runs the risk of losing touch with reality. Without honesty, we cannot find the intimate connection with God we long for.” Douglas JacobyThrive! (IPI, 2014), 48 […]

  • “How to thrive spiritually”
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    Quiet time coaching: episode 61. On a recent tour of  Israel, I spent some good time with my old friend Douglas Jacoby.  We discussed the Psalms and he mentioned the book he’s written on them called “Thrive!”. I bought a copy and started reading it straight away. […]

  • God’s generous love [Quote]
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    “God creates ‘that which is not God’ out of generous love in order that he may then in the end fill it, flood it, drench it, with his love and his glory.” Tom WrightFinding God in the Psalms135 […]

  • Psalmist Songtrack [Quote]
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    “When we are spiritually thriving, God’s words are the music of our heart, the soundtrack of our life, wherever we go.” Jacoby “Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge.” (Psa. 119:54 NIV11) Douglas JacobyThrive (IPI, 2014), 33 […]

  • “Remember to be in awe of God the artist”
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    Quiet Time Coaching Episode 60. I paid a visit to a local art exhibition at the invitation of my friend, Bill.  He was exhibiting four of his paintings. Very impressive. It made me reflect on the amazing gift some people have been given in the area of creating art. And, of course it made me […]

  • “How to build healthy spiritual habits”
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    Quiet Time Coaching, Episode 59. We’d all like to have healthy spiritual habits. But how do we build them? And what we do if we feel guilty about the need for external support? Encountering some dog walkers on my prayer walk this morning reminded me of how helpful it can be to have a friend […]

  • “Sing a song with God”
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    Quiet Time Coaching, Episode 58. Do you sing in your times with God?  Is it part of your relationship with him?  In today’s podcast and video I reflect on an experience I had last night and connected with something that happened a little while ago in my local woods. Thank you for […]

  • “The connection between the kingdom, peace and joy”
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    Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 57. What is the connection between the kingdom of the heavens, peace and joy? I’m teaching a three-part series on the kingdom for the Thames Valley churches of Christ.  There’s no way I will do it justice, but I do hope to make it more relevant to […]

  • “Return to be refreshed”
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    Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 56. If you are watching the video you will notice that I am not my usual place to record today’s quiet time coaching episode. That’s because I felt called, drawn even, to go back to a place where I prayed regularly five years ago. I have just finished my […]

  • “An arrow prayer for every day of the week”
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    Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 55. We lead busy lives. Sometimes we forget God’s presence, and we do not have opportunity for lengthy prayer. What to do? “The Virgin Eye”, Robin Daniels Arrow prayers, pp319-323: These can be a simple word, or a short phrase that is repeated […]