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Good News-We’re not Superheroes!

We live in a culture that is superhero obsessed. This is not just the comic book characters but includes celebrities, leaders and sports personalities. Our stories often are about people with exceptional qualities. The most intelligent and beautiful are presented as the norm we should all aspire to. The top few are praised whilst everyone…
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September 19, 2018 0
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Spiritual Counterbalance

When I was a teenager my mother was in a wheelchair. In order to go upstairs we had a lift installed. The lift was unpowered. It worked by weights. The weights were exactly the same as my mother and her wheelchair. To go up or down all she had to do was to turn a…
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September 13, 2018 0
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The Power of Proverbs

Proverbs are generally fairly short statements that are designed to teach us something. They have been used since ancient times as a teaching tool. They are easy to remember and can come to mind when we face situations that are particularly relevant to their application. Although they date from ancient times they have enjoyed a…
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September 5, 2018 0
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What is Wisdom?

Wisdom is one of those words that people struggle to define. Many people use knowledge and wisdom interchangeably. This definition does not work for me. Adolf Hitler had knowledge but by no stretch of the imagination was Hitler wise! Others would say that wisdom is the way knowledge is used. This idea has more to…
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August 23, 2018 0
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We are all different

The times in my life when I have been most effective is when I have been myself. When I have tried to be someone else I have been unreal, frustrated, half-hearted and not very successful. There are many reasons why we are not always true to who we are. In our religious groupings there tends…
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August 16, 2018 0
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Temptation

We all have to fight it, Jesus beat it one hundred per cent. We can learn from how He dealt with it. Temptation comes to us from three different sources, from our own hearts (James 1:14), from the world (1 John 2:16), and Satan (Matthew 4:3). In the case of Jesus, the temptation was not…
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August 10, 2018 0
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The Royal Unharmonic Orchestra

A cautionary tale for a leadership crazed orchestra. The Royal Unharmonic Orchestra had just concluded their most successful season yet with packed houses sold out. The orchestra had been set up to bring glory and honour to the King through its orchestra and choir.


August 4, 2018 0
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Death and Life Everyday

There are two great principles at work in the lives of Christians. The two principles are death followed by resurrection. Death came as a result of Adam’s sin whereas resurrection is the result of Jesus’ redemptive work.


August 3, 2018 0
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Attitudes Are Really Important

Two young brothers were arguing at the dinner table. One had gotten so angry he jumped up but his mother told him to sit down. He reluctantly sat down but then protested to his parents that he was still standing up on the inside. To try and follow God without a right heart attitude is…
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July 27, 2018 0
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Do You Really Want What You Ask God For?

Have you ever really wanted something and asked God for this? Did you get what you asked for and did this work out the way you thought it would? Years ago I really wanted a promotion in the job I had. I asked God for this and worked towards this goal. After some time and…
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July 19, 2018 0