How to Get Rich!

One of my favourite books in the Bible is Proverbs. The sayings in this book were given by God to tease and expand our thoughts about Him and life. God uses these puzzles to challenge what we think we know so as to enable us to know more. Let me...

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What Will People Think?

When King David returned the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem, he led the way praising the Lord with dancing and music while wearing a simple linen garment. It seems that in his vigorous worship he had, well … accidentally … exposed himself. Not surprisingly, on his return home, he...

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Hypocrite

Did you know that the word hypocrite came from the ancient Greek word hypokrites, which means “an actor” or “a stage player” – it could even be translated ‘pretender’?  In the 13th century its meaning changed, and hypocrite was then used to refer to “someone who pretends to be morally good or pious...

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Seeking and Granting Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the decision or choice to give up the right for vengeance, retribution, and negative thoughts toward an offender in order to be free from anger and resentment. This process promotes healing and restoration of inner peace, and it can allow reconciliation to take place in the relationship. It...

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Too Many Channels

I have an ordinary TV and I have 30 free to air channels to choose from – not all of them are good.  Luckily, my TV has a function that allows me to block unwanted channels – I use this to protect myself and my family.  For example, because I...

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Morning Has Broken

Morning Has Broken When I wake in the morning I feel, and look, like death warmed up. I need a reset so that I can engage with society.  My reset is my morning routine.  Every morning I lay out the clothes I am going to wear – deciding what I...

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Fishy Christianity

Some Christians in the early Christian church used a fish symbol to identify themselves to other Christians. The symbol was simple – two arcs draw to make a fish. Some think this symbol originated during Roman persecution. It was subtle sign given to other Christians to identify each other during...

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One In Christ

To be one with Christ, is to be one with each other. Obeying the word of God makes us family to Jesus and each other. “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?” 49 And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, “Here are My mother...

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Hate Speeck

HATE SPEECH I find it hard being a Christian.  I am judged before I speak.  I have been pushed out of social circles when I mentioned my faith.  My personal beliefs have been ridiculed.  My vocation is considered a joke at best and suspicious at worst.  I am tired of...

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A Call for Christian Risk

By removing eternal risk, Christ calls his people to continual temporal risk. For the followers of Jesus the final risk is gone. “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1). “Neither death nor life . . . will be able to separate us from...

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