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Nicola Sturgeons Speech - A Warning for Scotland

I watched with keen interest our First Ministers speech at the SNP conference in Aberdeen last Saturday.   I don’t really want to comment on the ins and outs of a potential IndyRef2, or of Brexit and everything else associated with it.   2,534 more words


Indeed, the Strangest Flower of All

Humility is a strange flower; it grows best in winter weather, and under storms of affliction.

Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661)

HT: @cslchsnmore


Jeremiah 31: The New Covenant

Samuel Rutherford,
The Covenant of Life Opened, pp. 347-348.

Dr. Crispe (p. 162), “in Jeremiah 31; Ezekiel 36; Hebrews 8 and other passages where the Tenor of the Covenant is contained, there is no word of a tie… 867 more words


Set Your Sails by Jesus

In our fluctuation of feelings, it is well to remember . . . your heart is not the compass Jesus sails by.

Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661)

HT: @cslchsnmore


"His Marvelous Love In A Besieged City"

“Blessed be the LORD, for He has made marvelous His lovingkindness to me in a besieged city.” (Psalm 31:21)

Here David praises God for ministering to him, even in an extremely difficult time in his life. 404 more words

Devotions/Bible Studies

Pursuing Christ


Scottish pastor Samuel Rutherford penned this letter while in exile in 1637. It was written to Lady Cardoness. Perhaps the Lord has preserved it down through the centuries so that believers would read it and become a bit jealous of Rutherford’s nearness to Christ.  102 more words