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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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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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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EXCELLENCE AND PERFECTION

PERFECTION is attaining a preset standard. EXCELLENCE is achieving your best effort.   PERFECTION is a bench mark set by others. EXCELLENCE is the inner desire to be all you can be.   PERFECTION is applauded by those setting the bar. EXCELLENCE is appreciated by the one achieving their best….
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SITTING DUCKS

I was driving home one day following a large truck. It was a three lane road and in the right turn lane I recognised the car of a good friend patiently waiting for the lights to change. Suddenly, our lights turned red and the truck in front of me slammed his…
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FORMING YOUR FUTURE

‘No weapon formed against you shall prosper.’ Isaiah 54:17 The key part to this verse is the negative construction of a weapon. The forming of anything for a negative purpose will never flourish. In other words, if you are forming negative things in life, you can never prosper. Negative opinions. Negative words….
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TO HIM WHO OVERCOMES

It is often a good thing to remind yourself of the benefits of overcoming the challenges to your faith. The seven churches in the book of Revelation all had unique issues and challenges, but to each church was given an amazing promise, if they would overcome. I often remind myself of…
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