End of the World

Jesus’ followers once asked him what were the signs of his return and the end of the world.  Jesus gave them an extensive answer of things to look out for; wars, famine, earthquake, and persecution (Matt 24:4-26).   Yet the most terrifying of all signs is placed near the end, the...

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Drinking & Singing

Why do people choose to get drunk? People get drunk for various reasons: to take pain away; to feel they belong; boredom; to have the courage; or simply to feel good.  The Bible has a great alternative. 18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be...

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Stanford Marshmallow Test

In the late 1960’s a psychologist named Walter Mischel did an experiment exploring delayed gratification with primary aged children. The children were led into a room, empty of distractions, where a treat of their choice ,like a marshmallow, was placed on a table. The children could eat the treat, but if...

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Tested by God

 23 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxieties. 24 See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way. Psalm 139 In this powerful prayer King David makes 4 demands of God. These demands build upon each other to prepare David...

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I Forget

I forget things all the time.  When I forget, I always lose something.  I lose time looking for forgotten objects.  I lose face when I forget people’s names.  I lose interest when others forget their point.  I lose grudges when I forget sins.  I could even lose my life if...

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Past or Future

Which is better, to focus on the past or to focus on the future? If we focus on the past we get frustrated with present as we “remember the good old days” and fear the future lest history repeat itself. If we focus on future, and forget the past, our...

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Teach Your Kids about Santa!

Did you know that Santa Claus was a real bloke?  The word ‘Santa Claus’ comes from  ‘Saint Nicholas’.  Nicholas was a Christian man born in Patara Turkey around 270AD. He was so serious about following Jesus that, after both his parents died, he used all his family inheritance to care...

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