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Dear Subscriber,

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are unable to continue the weekday Lift Up Your Heart devotionals.

It is our hope that in the future we may be able to resume providing the devotional, or at least, have a series at particular points in the Anglican Liturgical Calendar.

As you will appreciate there has been considerable time and effort involved in producing the devotionals thus far.

Much of that work has been done voluntarily and we want to thank our writers, recorders and translators for providing such a wonderful service over the course of these past months.

We continue to pray that the devotions will have caused you to regularly turn to the Scriptures and seek the counsel of our great God for your daily life.

The Lord be with you.
Archbishop Ben Kwashi
General Secretary

3rd November 2021
In our preparation to understand and enjoy the greatest love story, we continue with the farewell words of Joshua. If you wish, you can read this chapter from the beginning.
2nd November 2021
It has been several decades since God spoke to Joshua on the eastern bank of the Jordan River. The people have already taken possession of the land and the generation that entered the land is already...
1st November 2021
For a whole month we will be reading a short and beautiful book, the Book of Ruth. This book is quite easy to read, it contains all the elements to make it interesting: a dramatic background and...
30th October 2021
As we complete our series of reflections in the Gospel of John this last reflection comes with a big reading as I suggest you read right through John 1-4 to get the whole sweep of what John has been...
29th October 2021
In the final incident John records in John 4 we see a tragedy in the making. Jesus is back in Cana and he meets a royal official whose son was ill in Capernaum, a long distance away.
28th October 2021
In our passage today we find Jesus still talking with the women at the well when his disciples return. They realise it is an awkward moment as Jesus speaks to the woman.
27th October 2021
Our world is full of divisions. People are different from one another. Race, gender, wealth, class… the possibilities are endless for us to think of ‘us’ and ‘them’; to consider people as ‘other’...
26th October 2021
In the 1991 film Terminator 2: Judgement Day Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a cyborg who comes for the future to rescue a mother and her child from attack from another deadly cyborg.
25th October 2021
Apparently, Plato said that we can forgive a child for being afraid of the dark, but the real tragedy is when people are afraid of the light.
22nd October 2021
Nicodemus was right. It is impossible for anyone to be born again by their own effort, whether this is understood physically or as a word picture of a spiritual reality. ‘How can these things be?’,...
21st October 2021
Would the child you were be proud of the person you have become? No doubt the answer to this is mixed, but many of us can feel weighed down by the past, the decisions we have made, the errors and...
20th October 2021
In John 2:13 we find Jesus in the temple at Jerusalem at the time of the Jewish Passover. He looks around and sees cattle, sheep, and doves. He hears the noise of these animals and the clink of coins...
19th October 2021
Good signs are helpful. Confusing, unclear signs are no good at all. In the city where I live there are constant complaints about confusing parking signs…
18th October 2021
In John 2:1-11 we read an account where Jesus rescues a wedding by turning an enormous amount of water into an extraordinary quality wine. This is the first of a number of miraculous actions Jesus...
15th October 2021
In chapter 1 verse 43 we read that the next day Jesus leaves for Galilee. Up to this point in chapter 1 Jesus has been relatively passive in the narrative as he received the disciples passed on to...
14th October 2021
Sometimes the words, ‘what about me?’ come too easily to our lips. Especially when working with others. There can be the desire to lead when for the moment our role is to follow, envy at the success...
13th October 2021
Transitions can be difficult. Whether it is between jobs, ministries, governments, or generations, transitions can be tricky.
12th October 2021
What are you waiting for? What are you expecting to happen? What are you longing for to happen?


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