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"Mommy, Somebody's Having a Baby"


On a shrugged-off afternoon of YouTube wandering, I came upon this: "Is There Life After Death?"

Your New Normal and Resetting Your Life


People who have lost their houses and cars and everything they've worked for all their lives may feel like giving up. Some do. After thirty or forty years they don't feel like they have it within them to rebuild and try again. Some have no choice but to live the life they've been handed. Financially they don't have an option.

Why is America So Sad? And Where Do We Find Joy?


A study by the Harvard Graduate School of Education-based on an October 2020 poll released in February 2021-deserved widespread media coverage. It got almost none. Given what was going on this past February, that is not surprising. But it is regrettable nonetheless.

Focus On What You Do


If you want a friend be a friend. There is never a guarantee. However, if you do not put anything into a friendship it's certain the friendship will never grow.

What Life Seems To Be


Life is short. The best we can do, is the best we can do. If we are doing our best, then what more can we expect from ourselves and others? Most people are doing the best they can with the information and abilities they have.

Worry Rarely Changes Anything


Life presents challenges to us all and most of us understand worry. There are enough ordeals along the way of life to cause each of us to worry our heads off. However, worry will never add another day to our lives. Worry will not smooth a wrinkle, dry a tear or eliminate disease, poverty. It will not keep someone from harm. Worry has never prevented bad news or bad things from happening.

What Life Requires


Willingness to try and to learn new skills is imperative to navigating life. There is always more to learn.

Dont Die With Your Dreams Still Inside You


I write and talk a lot about dreams. Primarily because I know we serve an awesome and amazing God, who gave us dreams for an awesome and amazing purpose.

The Power of Inspiration


INSPIRATION can be a powerful thing. It can keep you going when all around you cries out "quit!" It is even more powerful than motivation,as motivation gives you your basic reasons to keepgoing--it tells you why you want to do what you do, because motivation is based on goals.

5 Things That Americans Can Do To Remember Reviving, Surviving and Thriving in the Wake of Sept 11


For those people who lost friends and loved ones in the September 11th World Trade Center attacks, the anniversary will re-open the wounds and renew the pain of great loss. For the rest of us, it is a painful reminder of our vulnerability.

Believe In Yourself And Become a Winner: Lessons from Hollywood


Copyright 2004 Priya Shah A while ago I made it a point to watch the movie "Legally Blonde." Not just for the bright, chirpy and eminently watchable Reese Witherspoon, but also because I loved the message it sent out.

Dare To Dream


The rewards of life come to those who do, not to those whomerely read, talk or day dream. Action is the key.

Are You The Master Of Your Destiny?


How strong are you? I'm not asking if you can carry 150 lbs. of weight.

The Serpents Genesis 1 and 2


Not long after the beginning a being fell from the heavens to the earth. Even as the Spirit of God hovered overhead, the Serpent swam the waters below.

Alone But Not Lonely


In today's fast paced society, we've become accustomed to filling the eeriness of silence with fluff. We turn to many distractions as a means of escaping feelings of idleness or boredom.

The Fighting Father


This man is an Anglican priest but with a difference. You would not want to offend him put it that way.

My Passion, My Life


Every morning I excitedly get out of bed. Just a few minutes of goals and visions for the day swirl in my head.

7 Strategies to Overcoming Anxiety and Panic Attacks


You Can Overcome panic attacks and anxiety!That is great news to those who suffer day in and day out, year in and year out. I have and I know that you can too.

Who is the Pilot?


It was a mild summer day in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina when I boarded United Airline flight 7318 to Washington, DC. Like usual, I promptly located my window seat, with no doubts that the pilots would safely take me to my destination.

Withstand the Test of Time


As I drove home from work late one wintry afternoon, chilled from the freezing temperatures, I noticed the beautiful trees aligned on both sides of the road. Amongst the evergreens and the pine trees, one tree in particular caught my attention as it majestically stood, with its strong branches extending outward.

Mirror, Mirror -- What Do I See?


"A loving person lives in a loving world. A hostile person lives in a hostile world.

Accept Every Invitation


How often do you decline an invitation because you have something else you would rather do? Or you're not crazy about the person asking you to join? Or you're not interested in that type of event? Or you feel like doing nothing? ..

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12/27/2021 12:23 PM
Experience Comes From Making Bad Decisions
Good decisions come from experience. But Experience comes from bad decisions.Learn from mistakes and move on.
12/27/2021 12:23 PM
Experience Is The Name Everyone Gives To Their Mistakes
If we don't make mistakes, how will we ever know that it wasn't a good decision? Mistakes can often be hurtful or embarrassing, but if we focus on the wisdom and growth that can arise from those experiences, we become better people in the end. In fact, our experience is defined by trial and error, reflection and change, and success rests upon our ability to take risks, own up to our mistakes, and try even harder the next time around.
11/30/2021 09:20 AM
This Is Why You Should Believe in Your Dreams
Everybody says you should believe in your dreams, but do you know why this is important and how you can start believing more in your dreams. In this article I discuss why it is important to believe in your dreams and how to start believing in your dreams.
11/23/2021 11:43 AM
The Gospels Direct Our Focus Upon Jesus Christ, the Messiah
The Word of God came to John - John preached and baptised. Jesus came from Nazareth to be baptised by John - to fulfil all righteousness - and Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit, by God the Father. He is then tempted. After blessing, He is tried, tested, tempted. An experience of the wilderness is almost essential in the life of the man of God. JESUS overcomes - triumphs - and returns to Nazareth - and even when reading the lesson in the synagogue and making the briefest of comments, everything appears so very different. Jesus Christ calls disciples. Now this is what God had always been doing - calling men - Abraham - Moses - Joshua - Isaiah - Jeremiah - and others. Jesus begins by calling Peter and Andrew and James and John and Matthew - and a few others. There is nothing radically new in God's method. He uses men - people. God is deeply interested in people - in fellowshipping with people - in saving people from their sins - that is why Jesus came!
11/23/2021 11:43 AM
The Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ
Reviewing the life and ministry of Jesus can be inspiring - because it is Jesus who says, "Follow me". This can also help us explain to other people what we believe and why we believe it - and this knowledge is the most precious knowledge we can have. When we see Jesus Christ, there should be that desire - that longing - that yearning - not only to admire and follow - not only to obey Him - but to seek to become like Jesus - and that is the challenge each of us faces. John Chapter 20 verses 19 to 29 - we have this responsibility to trust the biblical message. Four Gospels - they were written around 60 to 90 A.D. They complement each other.
11/22/2021 09:20 AM
Trust God to Fulfil His Promises In All Situations - Quite A Challenge In These Present Days
Fears can paralyse us. Pills and counselling are not very helpful when it comes to fear. There is one fear which can deliver us from all other fears - the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. This fear involves a loving reverence and awe and admiration for our gracious God. We fear losing God's smile upon us. This fear acts like a medicine getting to the roots and dealing with all other fears. Proverbs 9 verse 10 Protection, safety and refuge - there are many predators. God is never remote - He is tender and protective. So - we can trust in Him - we can trust God. Trust means we believe that Almighty God is holding our life, and that He is constantly working to ensure His purposes and promises are brought to pass - even through our mistakes, flaws and imperfections. Pestilence and disease - arrow depicting violence - no harm. Does that mean if bad things happen to us, we are not trusting God. No!
11/22/2021 09:20 AM
In These Present Times How Worried Should We Be?
Jesus says to His disciples - "Do not worry". Jesus is not teaching His disciples not to care - nor to do nothing - but He is teaching them not to worry. The birds have to go and find their food. Do not let your lives be dominated, ruined, or spoiled by worry - Jesus tells us why. Jesus is teaching disciples about anxiety. Some six times, in this short passage, Jesus refers to being anxious - or worried. Worry come from an old English word meaning to strangle or choke. Jesus is challenging disciples about our pride - our faithlessness - the ways in which we can be so easily distracted. This is not a nice psychological message. This is not some sweet and honey coated teaching. He is challenging our pride and faithlessness and independence. Jesus sets before us a path - and a way to live - so that we can be fruitful disciples.
11/12/2021 10:11 AM
True Knowledge: Found Where Few Care to Look
Humanity's pursuit of knowledge is virtually endless, and the massive amount of information available does little to help. True knowledge, that which is foundational and "evergreen", is found in the book written by the One who made knowledge: God Himself.
11/08/2021 05:53 PM
Astrology, the 27 Nakshatras (Stars) and the Moon
If we dive deep into spiritual practices of yoga, meditation and bhakti, by hearing from the great teachers, modern and of yore, we will discover the so-called myths of India are not only stories, but based in reality itself. Knowledge of Astrology, the 27 Nakshatras (stars), and the Moon are an important part of this understanding.
11/08/2021 05:52 PM
Do The Most Inspiring Success Stories Prey On People's Insecurities?
What is the true measure of success? Is it all about making huge amounts of money, creating unlimited wealth, and becoming the talk of the town?
10/26/2021 02:28 PM
Why Failure Happens In The Same Space Where Courage Unfolds
Failure improves the resiliency and perseverance to rise above our disappointments. It is the space where courage unfolds to transcend our failures. Before we begin, consider your most recent failures. Reflect on one or two that stand out. What lessons did you learn from them? What risks did you take to reach these failure points? Was it worth it?
10/19/2021 07:06 PM
Truth in the Now
People that are tuning into Earth are encapsulating a sense of capability and power 90% of the time, even when they don't have a clue as to what is happening or why. They operate from hope and trust. Indigenous Earth People believe our connection to nature and the Earth Mother to be our foundation of mental health.
10/19/2021 05:44 PM
Being Positive Is Seeing Good In Everything
Staying positive is about more than just being happy. Positive thoughts can actually create real value in your life and help you build skills that last a lifetime.
10/15/2021 10:26 AM
Is There No Perfection? - Forgiving God, Others and Our Self
There is no perfection in the Universe nor with that or who created it. That is why should we learn to forgive everyone, including our own self and the creator too. Therefore, it is important to forgive everyone who we feel has let us down in some way. And forgive our own self for letting down others as well.
10/11/2021 02:49 PM
When You Overcome Your Doubts, You Become Limitless
Have you discovered the elation that comes with being able to follow through with your own efforts, when you overcome a challenge you thought was nearly impossible, and conquered fear of something new? You are able to accomplish this and more when you refuse to listen to and accept any self-doubts about yourself or your capacity to achieve your goals or dreams. In order for you to overcome any doubtful feelings which may arise, it is important to recognize what habits of thought may be responsible for how you are reacting, and then find methods to address the nature of the doubt itself. Once you are able to establish a supportive mindset, you will become more willing to trust yourself whenever you attempt or begin something new.
10/06/2021 01:47 PM
The Sovereignty of God, Does God Controls Everything That Happens on Plant Earth and People Lives
The sovereignty of God, does God take blame for the good and bad happenings, does he control the whole world, is the responsible for our loss and gain, when death happened who I to blamed..is everything that happened Gods will..does he allow bad things to happen to us
10/06/2021 01:47 PM
Lowest GPA, Highest Dream & Suicide Plan
- What is success? ~ It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace. _ Paul Cohelho Life began with a race by defeating those 250 million sperms.
10/04/2021 08:59 AM
You Don't Know Who You Really Are Until You Use You True Power
Who are you as a person when challenged, or face insurmountable hardship? Have you met this person? If so, what did you learn about yourself? Regrettably, few people discover their true self until faced with extreme difficulties and pain. When we venture into the darkness; we meet this other self, or what I call the True Self.
09/21/2021 04:12 PM
The Prophecy: Turning Pure Lead Into Pure Gold
Life and existence are only as good or great as our long range moral and spiritual capital make it. Winning, and I do mean real winning comes down to seeing the gold within the lead, not exactly turning lead into gold or gold into lead or whatever the alchemical ideal is. In short, the greatest real success comes in work clothes initially, and looks like the ultimate failure of an idea that initially does not work like the turn of the phone screw of Alexander Graham Bell that made him great in the eyes of the world for "inventing the modern telephone".
09/17/2021 11:16 AM
Confessions Of A Retired Psychologist: Stress, Gun Violence And Mental Illness
This article is about my research on post-traumatic stress and the stress of life as well as, gun violence and mental illness that is plaguing our young men and women in today's world. It's also about my own childhood stress and how I found out many years later that I, too, have post-traumatic stress disorder.
08/31/2021 02:31 PM
What You Believe You Become
What do you believe about your life now? What do you believe about your potential now? If you reflect upon the number of recent tasks, projects, or goals you've begun, how many did you complete? How many from that list did you begin and then set aside, thinking there was not enough time, resources, support, or too many barriers to overcome? If you have a record of not completing projects or tasks, do you place the responsibility upon yourself, or is it always a matter of external conditions, be it people or something else? These are important questions to consider while you begin to contemplate what it means to accomplish what's important and meaningful in your life. This is especially true for goals. If you have set goals for yourself, it means there is some outcome you hope to achieve, something or some condition you aspire to complete, often resulting in a change within your life.
08/16/2021 10:17 AM
A Self-Defeating Mode of Representation
In these dazes of common sense break down, where "truth" is whatever is repeated often enough, along with the gop doing their best to find ways to divide us with an angry rage towards our neighbors and fellow citizens... 'We the people' need to come together for the betterment of all of 'US', all Beings and mindfully consider planning for a sustainable future in the face of global warming and overwhelming pollution. To do this, the tide must turn from our old self-defeating ways and Transcend towards a more inclusive endeavor that is good for everyone's common best interests. Each one of us has a unique connection with certain others that can reach them in ways only that person can. Be that person that takes the steps to humble the ego and reach out as an Evolutionary inspiration.
08/02/2021 05:58 PM
How To Surrender Your Heart To The Present Moment Without Judgement
The act of surrendering to the present moment requires letting go of resisting what is taking place in our life. As we do, the layers of judgement disappear and we discover the perfection of the present moment. Our judgements have a way of obscuring the gift offered to us in our moment-to-moment experience. Suffering takes place if we allow our judgement to get in the way of surrendering to the moment. Can you identify with this? Have you wanted to escape the present moment because it did not live up to your expectations? How did you overcome your resistance?
07/26/2021 09:50 PM
Writing Is My Solace
I find solace in writing. I can write what's on my mind, tell my story, share my experiences, and the secrets that need to be let out. Writing opens my heart. I'm able to feel the love, anger, pain, joy, sorrow, gratitude, regrets - whatever is present in the moment - and put it on the paper. I can write anything. just express especially when I have problems that I feel my heart is going to burst out. I resort to writing to express what I felt..
07/26/2021 09:49 PM
Be Happy With What You Have While Working For What You Want
Enjoying what you do is more important than earning a high salary or a flashy title. Though a high compensation is rather tempting and also a good predictor of better job performance; if you don't enjoy what you do in life, you'll end up missing out one part of your life.
07/15/2021 08:58 AM
Punch It! Pray It On Home To God
The most powerful thing in existence you can do is an emotional detoxification, or intense prayer that really works on all of your problems by deep confession to whatever you may worship spiritually at any level. That, in a nutshell is what I mean by "Punch it!".
07/12/2021 10:49 AM
You've To Let Life Touch You But Never Let It Overpower You
How are you coping at the moment? Are you dealing with any problems? What do you think are the lessons contained within your difficulties? What would it take to improve your situation? Are you willing to consider it from a different perspective?
06/17/2021 11:56 AM
Being Wanted Feeds The Ego, While Being Valued Nourishes Your Soul
Do you get excited about being wanted by others? Perhaps it is evident in your career or within your personal relationships? How does it make you feel? Reflect on the feelings of as we delve deeper into this topic.
05/24/2021 12:08 PM
Proof That Jesus Was Way Beyond Woke!
It's not unusual for some Christian churches today to (at best) turn their noses up or (at worst) blatantly attack the culture of woke. Yet the definition of woke is to be socially aware. When did the Christian church become critical of social awareness? How strange that this should be the case when it's founding leader, the focus of all its meditations and prayers, was without doubt the most socially aware human of all time?
05/04/2021 10:31 AM
Forget The Mistake Remember The Lesson
A lot of people are driven by fear of mistakes which results to blame-games, inertia and resistance to change. It is said that the more mistakes a man makes, the more new things he/she will try. Learning from a mistake enables a man to make innovations and become adaptable to change.
04/20/2021 11:49 AM
It's Time to Re-Build: Restructured God's Way
It's Time to Re-Build: Restructured God's Way - Apostle John W Rhodes Motto Text: Luke 4:1-4 I. 1st Test: Your Belly, Authority, Power A. If you are the Son of God command the stone to become bread. But Jesus answered saying, it is written man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God. 1. So while Jesus was hungry, during the time of fasting, the enemy tempted him with a "counterfeit satisfaction". We too will be hungry at times for more things of God, of life and will be our tempted to make things appear, by what we speak, instead of waiting on God.
04/11/2021 04:59 PM
Seek First
Bilbo Baggins said, "It is a dangerous business going out your door," in J.R.R. Tolkien's book, "The Lord of The Rings." So, why do you leave your house to go to work?
04/11/2021 02:33 PM
Here I Am - Three Very Simple Words - But They Can Mean So Much When Sincerely Spoken
I am available - I am willing to listen - I and willing to serve - I am willing to trust - I am willing to go. "Here I am" - willing to sacrifice - I have strength and courage to face fears. "Here I am" - prepared to see miracles - and hear a message I never thought would hear - and go and do what I never thought I could go and do. "Here am I" - ready to trust the promises of God - and perhaps serve someone I thought I would never serve - and enjoy that Joy which is in Jesus Christ, and all the other blessings of GOD. January 2021 - "Here I am" - when God calls - when Jesus chooses - it is because there is a very real need - and He wants you to be part of His plan and purpose. Answer carefully.
04/11/2021 02:33 PM
No Matter Which Way Jesus Christ Turned It Was Significant - And That Is True For Us Too
Jesus has come up from Jericho. Go and find the colt - I need that colt. What does Jesus need from us today? Jesus could control this untamed untrained donkey immediately. It takes years to train a police horse. For many it was excitement and singing - Jesus saw it as a day of tragedy. People had been waiting a thousand years for this day - since King David reigned in Jerusalem. After David and Solomon there was civil war - and the nation never again united. Israel was then invaded - and taken off to Babylon for 70 years. The curtain was not just ruined - it was made obsolete - and we now have access to God through Jesus Christ. Our loving concerned God did it. The crowds were so disappointed with Jesus that within a few days they were shouting "Crucify Him". You either crown Him - or kill Him.
04/06/2021 11:30 AM
The Selfless Act
Is it better to receive a kindness from a stranger than to share an act of kindness? Often, a spark is lit in us when someone makes us happy for no apparent gain to themselves.
04/06/2021 11:25 AM
What You Need
Just because you thought of something, that does not mean you had a good idea. Yet, when people pursue self-determined needs and wants, mostly they act on what they imagine. Take a moment to gain perspective, differing points of view on your needs. You may discover that you are not all that self-centered in your life.
04/06/2021 11:24 AM
It's Not What Happens That Determines The Quality Of Your Life, But How You Respond To It
Everything that happens in our life reflects our inner state of being. It has to because no two people have the same lesson from their experience. Therefore, it underscores that what we think is externalised in our reality, whether we are conscious of it. Many people struggle with this idea and try to change outside circumstances to coincide with their inner state of being.
03/26/2021 02:11 PM
To Fight the Good Fight, and Finish the Race - We Need to Keep the Faith
Whatever situation you are in today make sure your commitment to Jesus Christ is solid and firm and sure. Remember that Jesus Christ, risen and alive, will never ever let you down, fail you or disappoint you. Like an earthquake, coronavirus has shaken, and is shaking, millions. Earthquakes are sudden, dangerous and scary. They shake what we assumed was safe, strong and stable. It is important to remember and consider the precious things coronavirus cannot touch - the unchanging, unshakeable truths that have not changed, because they cannot and will never change. Things that were true before the coronavirus will remain true long after.
03/26/2021 02:10 PM
How To Respond When Your Life Takes An Unexpected Turn
Most people panic when their life takes an unexpected turn. How about you? Have you experienced sudden changes in your life? If so, what lessons did you learn? Reflect on your answers as I outline how to respond when life takes an unexpected turn. There's no doubt these experiences can be unsettling, especially if we are unprepared.
03/24/2021 01:36 PM
Who Is This - When You Come To Know Him As He Really Is, Your Life Will Never Again Be The Same!
People asked and needed to know then, and people, at least, need to know today. This Jesus who was born, of a virgin, at Bethlehem, was and is the Son of God - the Christ - the Messiah. We date our days from his birth, and one of his many titles is Prince of Peace and he came, and comes, offering peace to men and nations - to Jew and Gentile. His family and friends thought he was mad - insane - until their eyes were opened to see who this really was. On the cross he came to do what only God could do - forgive sin. He shed his blood and gave his life. No one could do more - not even God. This was God in the flesh - one of us, but without sin. He rose from the dead - sending out trained equipped empowered disciples - to continue his work - with the promise, "I am with you always".
03/24/2021 01:35 PM
Do You Want A Real Spiritual Uplift - Then Experience The Sovereign Hand of Our Sovereign God
This is the account of God's people told from God's point of view. These Chapters are not merely historical, intellectual or academic - they are relevant for each of us - for all mankind. These kings had absolute power - unlike the monarch in our land. They made the laws and commanded the armies - no parliament - no voting - no opposition, politically speaking - although there was opposition - and sometimes from men of God, when the king was bad. God tells us whether the king was a good king or a bad king - depending upon his spiritual qualities. Did he worship the God of Israel, or did he bow down to idols and do evil in the sight of the Lord? Was he for morality, justice, integrity - or were these qualities lacking in his life? We read of what God regards as important. God is primarily interested in the leaders' beliefs and behaviour. Even as we sweep through the Bible - see the Hand of God in your own life - taking time to worship Him and give thanks.
03/22/2021 08:33 AM
Risen, Living, Loving Lord Jesus - Hear Us - Keep Us - Strengthen Us
Man no longer needs to remain in the dark without Christ - but this broken warring world is living on the wrong side of the resurrection and it is our task to tell the world that there are answers, to all the pain and suffering and sadness and tragedy. The world would not listen to the apostles. The world would not even listen to Jesus, and it is not likely to listen to us, but it remains our task to preach and proclaim and share the Good News of Jesus Christ. The disciples were groping in the darkness between the cross and the resurrection and that is where the world is today - groping in the dark. People are so helpless now - just as they were then - as sin and evil tower over people and cause tragedy after tragedy. Many feel utterly hopeless and inadequate in the face of the grim facts of sin, and chaos, and man's inhumanity to man. Men continue to search pathetically for some man-made humanistic solution. Our task is to point them to Jesus Christ, even when they do not want to be pointed to Jesus Christ.
03/22/2021 08:33 AM
As Passover Approaches, Jesus Christ Approaches Jerusalem and The Cross - He Tells Us Why!
As Jesus touches you - blesses you - speaks to you - heals you - forgives you - feeds you - calls you - follow him, all the way - to Calvary and beyond. Jesus always leads the way - but look where Jesus is going. Jesus knew what was going to happen. Luke tells us he set his face resolutely - 9 verse 51 - to go up to Jerusalem. He is determined and will not be diverted. His mind is fixed firmly. The crisis of the cross looms. It is a pivotal point. The disciples are apprehensive as Jesus explains what he is going to experience. In Mark Chapter 10, Jesus tells us WHY - to give His life as a ransom for many - to buy people back from their fallen lost sinful condition. Jesus had come to save men from their sins - and Jesus knew He came to die. The 'wise men' who visited Bethlehem 33 years previously indicated that, by their gifts. This sets Jesus Christ apart from 'the founder' of every other religion - or faith community - as we hear mentioned frequently today. Jesus Christ is unique
03/16/2021 03:13 PM
The Apostle Who Was a Willing Slave of Jesus Christ - Could You Be For This High Calling?
Paul had been brought up to look for the Messiah - and in this letter, Paul is saying to the world - "I have found the Messiah - I have found the Christ". The one thing Messiah-seeking Saul of Tarsus needed to know - was that the Messiah, Jesus Christ, was alive. Circumstances were transformed radically, at Damascus, when that knowledge became part of his personal spiritual experience It is better to be a slave of Jesus Christ than to be 'slaves to sin' - ambition - drugs - alcohol - money - fragile temporary success - or whatever it might be. Paul was called. He did not just receive the call of Jesus Christ - he obeyed it - and he makes it clear that it is God who has called him - and who motivated and inspired him. Paul introduces himself - and gives his credentials - because his desire is to go west to Spain - and to have a base in Rome, just as he had a base in Antioch. We are called to belong - and we belong to obey.
03/15/2021 01:27 PM
Made by God to Serve in a Broken Hurtful Fearful World
A young lad of eight made a wooden boat. It looked very good. He went off to the seaside on holiday, and with great excitement he took his boat down to the beach to sail his creation. Off it went - but it kept going off - further and further away - until he realised he had lost it. It was gone. On the final day of the family holiday he looked in the toy shop window - and there was his boat. Someone had found it and rescued it. Pointing this out to his dad, father encouraged him to go in and buy it. Out he came, with his prized possession in his arms, and with these words - "I made you - I lost you - I have bought you back - you are twice mine!" Made by God - for a world marred and scarred and broken by sin - and sin's sad consequences. - that is you. Made by God - to be part of the answer to this world's massive struggle - that is you.
03/15/2021 01:19 PM
How Best To Live During The Pandemic And Also As We Emerge From Dark Days
Over these past weeks, I have been wanting to write on HOPE for the 'Sunday Message'. HOPE has been voiced by many, and I saw a connecting link between Jeremiah Chapter 29 and what we have experienced during the past year - and there is relevant lesson - whilst remembering the text is specific to Israel. Bloom where you are planted. Make the best of these next 70 years in Babylon. Make the best of these next days and weeks, where we live and serve. The Exiles listened to Jeremiah - and we listen to Jesus our Lord and Saviour. Let the Holy Spirit give you more HOPE - not just for this life, but for eternity. Let the Holy Spirit take away disappointment, frustration, and perhaps even anger. Let Him refresh you, for the race set before you - for the next part of the journey.
03/12/2021 01:55 PM
This Psalm Give Us A Profound Insight As To What Is Going On In Our World - And How To Survive!
There is an amazing honesty in the Psalms. Sometimes we think God is far away. If we ever do think He might be far away, then we know who has moved. Read the first verse again. David is writing at a time of sadness and sorrow and bereavement - his son has died. Have we not all been there, and perhaps asked similar questions? Did David think that God was leaving him to get on with things on his own - and that as he went through a season of trouble - God was hiding from him? We too have our "Whys" - and probably continue to have various "Whys". Something suddenly goes wrong and we might feel that Jesus Christ is a thousand miles from us. The godly man suffers pressures and afflictions. We see the answer and solution and resolution in the life of Jesus - particularly on the Cross - which makes us remember the bread and the wine. In the bread and the wine - we are reminded that God forgives - cares - feeds - protects, guides, and leads - all because of Jesus Christ, and through, Jesus Christ.
03/09/2021 05:49 PM
The Many Benefits Arising From a Regular 'Quiet Time'
If God did not want to talk with you, He would not have given us the Bible. If God did not want us to talk with Him, He would not have given us the desire to pray. It is obvious - but sometimes the obvious things are not so obvious. Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me - watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace." Work and Rest - it became one of the themes we learned at Crieff many years ago. We have to SLOW DOWN to read God's Word - "All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realise what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right."
03/08/2021 08:04 AM
How to Smile Through Your Tears
A fabulous life consists of having your sights on the cool hills of your life plan while staying to put one heel in front of the difference along the way of common life. But, it is all too simple to waste perception of the goal also become lost in daily difficulties, and failures.
03/08/2021 07:35 AM
Our Faithful God Calls, Chooses, Redeems and Sends
When God is doing something new - He always calls a man - raises up a man - sending someone in the flesh do a particular task. Leave - go - travel - and Abraham did not know where he was going when he left home - but the promise was - "I will make you". Is that not so like Jesus? "Follow me and I will make you fishers of men." When we are chosen and called, we seldom know where it will end up - and that is just as well. Through Abraham people are going to be blessed - and that also happens today. Through you, people will be and can be blessed, if they choose to receive you and your ministry.


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