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Bishop Peter Brain Reflection 49: Winners in advance!

REFLECTIONS & ENCOURAGEMENTS: understanding and growing through the covid-19 challenge. Bishop Peter Brain Reflection 49: Winners in advance! The various pandemic football seasons are done and dusted. The winners are happy, the vanquished hopefully over their losses, and the administrators, and State premiers, much relieved to have it finished. Of course there is still the…

Bishop Peter Brain Reflection 48: Perspective is everything.

REFLECTIONS & ENCOURAGEMENTS: understanding and growing through the covid-19 challenge. Bishop Peter Brain Reflection 48: Perspective is everything. As the pandemic continues relentlessly, especially in nations entering winter, anxiety, anger and waves of dissent directed mainly at those in government for acting or failing to do so, grows. A friend remarked to me recently, who…

Bishop Peter Brain Reflection 46: Supplication strength!

REFLECTIONS & ENCOURAGEMENTS: understanding and growing through the covid-19 challenge. Bishop Peter Brain Reflection 46: Supplication strength! Pandemic helplessness reminds us that prayer is the wonderful privilege of the child of God. Being able to enter into our Father’s presence through our crucified and risen Saviour by the power and the presence of the Holy…

Bishop Peter Brain Reflection 45: Transforming thankfulness.

REFLECTIONS & ENCOURAGEMENTS: understanding and growing through the covid-19 challenge. Bishop Peter Brain Reflection 45: Transforming thankfulness. Thankfulness to God is the well proven way of warding off bitterness and feeling sorry for ourselves, just as gratitude expressed to others, wards off envy, unhappiness, pride and despondency. This has always been true and especially so…

Bishop Peter Brain Reflection 43: Adoration drives away alarm.

REFLECTIONS & ENCOURAGEMENTS: understanding and growing through the covid-19 challenge. Bishop Peter Brain Reflection 43: Adoration drives away Alarm. The pandemic has presented us with the opportunity to spend more time with God than with our friends. In stark contrast to brothers and sisters in developing nations, especially those where persecution is always just around…