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The Bible says, it’s the Holy Spirit who helps us in times of weakness. “Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness.” (Romans 8:26) If you are not able to overcome a habit, or control your anger or unable to perform well in your workplace ask the Holy Spirit to help you in that area. He is our Helper. All we have to do is ask.
The more we abide in Jesus and the more we dwell on His word, God’s strength, which is in His Spirit, will flow into us like the sap from the vine flows in its branches. And when that happens, we will be able to bear fruit in our lives. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5 22-23) You don’t have to weary yourself by trying to do things in your own strength. You will surely fail, but with the help of the Holy Spirit you can.
So the next time you fail, pick yourself up and run to your Saviour, you may not be there yet but you will be there, someday, if you don’t give up

Happy International Women’s Day! 

To celebrate we’ll be sharing, throughout the day, a number of artworks by women in the Ashmolean’s collections.                                                

A ‘Forest Floor’ Still Life of Flowers
Oil on canvas by Rachel Ruysch (1664–1750)

Bequeathed to the Ashmolean Museum by Daisy Linda Ward in 1939

Rachel Ruysch, according to the artist, was taught by Willem van Aelst. From her studio in Amsterdam, she painted a long succession of flower paintings, several fruit pieces and a number of 'forest floors’ of which this is a relatively early example.