Reflections

The Golden Rule and beyond

A best-selling book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie, was first published in 1937 with the sole purpose “to help solve the biggest problem you face: the problem of getting along with and influencing people in your everyday, business and social contacts.” Carnegie outlined a series of
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The Secret to Eternal Life …hidden in plain sight

Would you like to know the secret to attaining eternal life? Well, you already know it. How? Because it has been revealed to us…Jesus himself told us, so it’s not really a secret anymore. The secret to eternal life is one that is hidden in plain sight. “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life […]
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You are made in God’s image – LOVE

If ever there was a message that bears repeating over and over again, it is this: God loves you. You need to hear it, over and over, until it really sinks in. God loves you. In fact, God is absolutely crazy about you. So much so that God made you in God’s own image. “God […]
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Hearts on fire

On the afternoon of Easter Sunday, Jesus joined two of his disciples on an 11 kilometre walk to the village of Emmaus – except the disciples didn’t realise it was Jesus! During those 11 kilometres, Jesus broke open the scriptures – the prophecies, the law – passages which the disciples would have known so
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I Saw God Today

A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his backpack with Chocolate Chip biscuits, plus a six-pack of Orange poppers and started his journey. When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old man, sitting in the park just staring […]
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“Anyone who has ears should listen”

The art of listening is a skill often overlooked by most people, yet it is one of the most important qualities we can possess. The fact that we have two ears and only one mouth should tell us something – even if only to listen twice as much as we talk! Active listening is one […]
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Created for a definite service

Gifts from God – this was the topic of a breakfast conversation with one of my young grandchildren a few days ago. We spoke of the importance of using and sharing our gifts for the benefit of others and to give honour and glory to God. We spoke too of how God has given each […]
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Positive thoughts… from the heart

A sower went out to sow… [Mark 4:3] My life is rich soil that has been prepared to receive the seed that falls on it and to produce fruit. For so many years of my life I was a disciple of positive thinking, even to the extent of using my own blood group as a […]
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Shaken and stirred

“Shaken, not stirred,” that’s how Bond – James Bond – likes his vodka martini. The understanding is that stirring diminishes the flavour of the drink. There are pros and cons, but in the end it’s a matter of personal preference. Not so with the Holy Spirit! God allows us to be shaken and stirred by […]
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The new has come

New Year’s resolutions! I’ve been one to make time at the end of a year to plan for the upcoming year and set an array of written goals across areas of my life. As I look back over the years, I see waste of a huge amount of time thinking, setting and writing all sorts […]
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