Steve Penny, Feel Good Friday,

DUELLING DUNNIES

Travelling the world continually presents one with many unusual experiences. One of the most unusual occurred recently in the toilet of a certain hotel. Most hotels build rooms back to back, so the plumbing is in the same wall for each of the two rooms. One day, when sitting on the loo,…
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Steve Penny, Leadership, Church, Christian Life

NEVER FORSAKEN

King David said, “I have never seen the righteous forsaken, nor his righteous seed begging for bread.” Psalm 37:25 How could he say that when he had so many bad and sad things happen in his life?   1. YOU SEE WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR This is the most…
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Steve Penny, Feel Good Friday,

RECIDIVISM

Recidivism is defined as the repeated or continual relapse into anti-social or destructive behaviour. Recidivists are people who: 1. HAVE BEEN RAISED IN A RECIDIVOUS ENVIRONMENT Sadly some peer groups and family environments can be destructive and instil poor behavioural habits.   2. HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOUR Some…
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FATHER’S DAY

In 2003, our eldest son Andrew died from cancer at the age of 27. He passed away the week of Father’s Day in Australia, and so Father’s Day has looked different for me ever since. 1. IT REMINDS ME OF THE LOSS OF MY ELDEST SON Father’s Day will forever…
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Steve Penny, Feel Good Friday,

HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU

I love sitting in malls with a coffee and watching the world go by. Studying people is a fascination of mine. However, it is a dangerous occupation as you often get a reaction from the people you are observing that can be quite uncomfortable. Here are some classic responses:  …
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PSALM 41: MY GOD IS GOOD

Something powerful happens when you start your day with a declaration about the goodness of God. Psalm 41 finds David in a low place, diseased and despised by all who know him. So, he begins his prayer by declaring his God to be four awesome convictions in his life: 1. THE…
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Steve Penny, Feel Good Friday,

THE LAP OF LUXURY

The lap of luxury: Meaning, ‘to be free from material concern and to be at ease in life.’ We often hear people comment that someone they know is living in the lap of luxury. However, followers of Jesus have a different take on what it means to free from material…
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SPEAK FOR YOURSELF

Then Agrippa said to Paul, “You are permitted to speak for yourself.” So Paul stretched out his hand and answered for himself: “I think myself happy, King Agrippa, because today I shall answer for myself before you.” Acts 26:1.   1. THINK FOR YOURSELF – HAPPY THOUGHTS In the midst of great…
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