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St Patrick's Prayer

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Dear Friends,
St Patrick's Day is celebrated on 17th March. Now, whilst I've heard of him and am familiar with a part of one of his prayers I knew next to nothing about him so I decided I'd google him. I discovered he lived in the fifth century and he is the patron saint of Ireland. He was born in Roman Britain and was kidnapped and taken to Ireland when he was sixteen years old. He did manage to escape but later returned to Ireland where he was credited with bringing Christianity to the Irish.
I learned of a legend surrounding him that he explained about the Trinity (God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit) using the leaves of the Irish clover as an illustration.
Below is part of one of St Patrick's prayers, known as 'Morning Prayer' or 'St Patrick's Breastplate'. It's a prayer that St Patrick is said to have written when he needed to know God's protection and strength.
I arise today  Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the …

St Patrick's Prayer

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Dear Friends,
St Patrick's Day is celebrated on 17th March. Now, whilst I've heard of him and am familiar with a part of one of his prayers I knew next to nothing about him so I decided I'd google him. I discovered he lived in the fifth century and he is the patron saint of Ireland. He was born in Roman Britain and was kidnapped and taken to Ireland when he was sixteen years old. He did manage to escape but later returned to Ireland where he was credited with bringing Christianity to the Irish.
I learned of a legend surrounding him that he explained about the Trinity (God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit) using the leaves of the Irish clover as an illustration.
Below is part of one of St Patrick's prayers, known as 'Morning Prayer' or 'St Patrick's Breastplate'. It's a prayer that St Patrick is said to have written when he needed to know God's protection and strength.
I arise today  Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the …

Hope for this Life

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Dear Friends,
I am thrilled to have this guest post from Shauna Letellier to share with you today. You may remember I recently wrote a book review on her latest book, 'Remarkable Hope'. (If you haven't yet read it but would like to, then please click here)


Over to Shauna...

Thomas Chisholm was not a formally educated man. But in 1941 he wrote in a letter, “My income has not been large at any time due to impaired health in the earlier years which has followed me on until now. Although I must not fail to record here the unfailing faithfulness of a covenant-keeping God and that He has given me many wonderful displays of His providing care, for which I am filled with astonishing gratefulness."*
You will not be surprised to learn that a man who writes such a letter is also the author of the poem which, when set to music, became the hymn “Great is Thy Faithfulness.”
With a long history of poor health and financial strain, Chisholm penned this lyric: 
Strength for today and bright…

Hope for this Life

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Dear Friends,
I am thrilled to have this guest post from Shauna Letellier to share with you today. You may remember I recently wrote a book review on her latest book, 'Remarkable Hope'. (If you haven't yet read it but would like to, then please click here)


Over to Shauna...

Thomas Chisholm was not a formally educated man. But in 1941 he wrote in a letter, “My income has not been large at any time due to impaired health in the earlier years which has followed me on until now. Although I must not fail to record here the unfailing faithfulness of a covenant-keeping God and that He has given me many wonderful displays of His providing care, for which I am filled with astonishing gratefulness."*
You will not be surprised to learn that a man who writes such a letter is also the author of the poem which, when set to music, became the hymn “Great is Thy Faithfulness.”
With a long history of poor health and financial strain, Chisholm penned this lyric: 
Strength for today and bri…

Book Review: Remarkable Hope by Shauna Letellier

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Dear Friends,

As an email subscriber to Shauna Letellier's blog, I had the joy being invited to be a part of her book launch team on Facebook for her new book "Remarkable Hope: When Jesus Revived Hope in Disappointed People" and I jumped at the opportunity as I love the way she writes.

'Remarkable Hope' is the kind of book I like to read.
I like books which focus on the men and women of the Bible and which help us to understand their lives a bit better and the culture they lived in. There is so much to learn from these Biblical characters which can be of benefit to us in our personal journey with God. 

Shauna uses her knowledge and understanding of the Bible, insights she has gained from studying it, research she has undertaken and her God-given gift of imagination to bring us a creative retelling of the lives of various Bible men and women. 
She brings all these things together in her latest book 'Remarkable Hope' and does it in such a way that each characte…