Groaning

What makes you groan? Do you think it is ok for Christians to groan?  According to Romans 8 groaning is normal. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.  The creation groans becuase it is out of kilter, and wants to be...

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Psalm 95 – Dwelling in Us

O come, let us sing out to the Lord… Growing up, we read Psalm 95, out loud, every week or two in church. I can say it in my ‘church voice’ without looking at the book. This is not a brag: it’s thanks to other people. I wasn’t the one...

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What Is Your Home?

I’m not worth it, you see | For I’m the type of boy who is always on the roam | Wherever I lay my hat that’s my home… Paul Young turned this old Marvin Gaye song into a hit in 1983. He sings to the girl who loves him that...

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Trivia

If someone asked you what the word trivia meant, what would you say? According to the Oxford dictionary trivia is “Details, considerations or pieces of information of little importance or value.”  Whenever I think of trivia I think of game shows, pubs, and boardgames.  Yet recently I have realised that...

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Calendars

At the end of every year, as part of my preparation for the following year,  I set up my calendar.  My calendar is a useful tool to manage my time so that I have energy for my priorities.  I list all the important events that I need to be part...

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What If the Worst Happens

What if the Worst Happens I found myself growing fearful. Not a heart-stopping, all-encompassing fear, but the kind of constant gnawing that occurs when you look at the discouraging trends of the present and assume things will never change. When you think about the future and wonder, “What if the...

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Enlighten Me About Christmas

ENLIGHTEN ME ABOUT CHRISTMAS Christmas is when we celebrate the birth of Jesus and all its implications. I’d like to share two enlightening prophecies spoken about Jesus. The first was said a few months before the first Christmas and the second was said a few days after. “because of the...

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Social Media & Darkness

SOCIAL MEDIA & DARKNESS Our current drought is hitting our farmers hard; but what is making it worse is social media. “Too much time spent on social media is increasing anxiety and stress for some primary producers, and they are being warned to reduce their online interactions and instead focus...

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Hiding in the Dark

Have you ever tried to run away from God?  Some people try to escape God by avoiding church or Christians or conversations about Jesus or even praying. Others bury themselves in sin so that God may not possibly want them. Does this work? 7Where can I go from Your Spirit?...

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Everything’s Blue!

Everything’s Blue! An interesting thing happens when you swim underwater; the more deeply you go the more colour disappears. The first colour to go is red, then oranges, then yellows, then greens.  If you go deeply enough everything simply looks blue.   But if you take a torch scuba diving you...

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