Episode 11: One Solitary LifeDecember 25, 2020On Christmas Day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. But just who was Jesus? Jesus was the perfect man. No mind but an infinite mind could have left behind those things which Jesus gave the world as a heritage.You are invited to listen to the Christmas Day Silver Linings podcast as Terry Lees elaborates on Jesus and the impact his life had, and still has, on our world.Silver Linings can inspire you towards the achievement of your dreams, to grow, expand, and meet the challenges of your dailyRead More
Episode 10: Santa’s Prayer on Christmas EveDecember 24, 2020Saint Nicholas who had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him, and thus became the model for the mythical Santa Claus we know today. So, even within the real meaning of Christmas, we can still leave room for that mythical Santa Claus, provided we acknowledge the real reason for the season. There’s a poem by Warren D. Jennings, Santa’s Prayer on Christmas Eve, in which Santa does exactly that.
As we rejoice and celebrateRead More
Episode 9: The Real Santa ClausDecember 21, 2020Do you know the story of the real Santa Claus? Yes, there is a Santa Claus. However, we know him more as St. Nicholas. Stories commonly told today about Santa Claus are based on legends surrounding the life of St. Nicholas, considered a patron of children for his generosity to them during his lifetime.The image of Santa Claus has been popularised through television, movies and children’s story books. While some dislike the idea of gift-giving at Christmas, believing that the lavish celebrationRead More
Episode 8: The Legend of the Candy CaneDecember 17, 2020A Legend is a very old story or set of stories from ancient times, or the stories, not always true, that people tell about a famous event or person. One such Christmas legend is that of the Candy Cane. And, you might be quite surprised to discover that this sweet Christmas treat is a special reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.
The candy cane is a long-time Christmas tradition, used as decorations on Christmas trees and also one of the most popular of all Christmas treats.
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Episode 7: An Epic ChristmasDecember 17, 2020At Christmas, Christians all over the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Traditional Christmas decoration often can be admired, and festive celebrations can be joined in most countries, even in many of the countries where Christianity is not the religion of the majority of people. Christmas trees are a popular decoration as are tiny sparkling lights in windows and on walls.
God wants something else from us at Christmastime. God wants us to slow down, feel the love, the togetherness, aRead More
Episode 6: Eye Of The TigerSeptember 11, 2020In his book The Song of the Bird, Anthony de Mello relates the story of the tiger and the disabled fox. Some people have the view of spirituality as mostly sitting and waiting on God. The problem is that if God only acted directly, why would I need others?
It’s my experience that most often the way God provides for me is through other people who have shared their love, generosity, and support with me. God has used “the tigers” in my life to bless me time and time again.
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Episode 5: Living In The Present MomentSeptember 4, 2020What is it in us, as we move into adulthood, that takes away the joy of living in the present moment as we did when we were children? Happily, though, we can learn from children. Young children are masters at living in the present moment. They are also such wonderful teachers.
Even in the Old Testament, through the Book of Proverbs, we are encouraged to live life one day at a time. Yet who better to learn from than Jesus, who lived for the day and wants us to do so too. Live one day at a timRead More
Episode 4: The Green ThingAugust 28, 2020The young Check-out cashier suggested to a much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment. The woman apologised to the young girl and then sighed, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days." The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. You folk didn't do enough to save our environment for future generations." The older woman proceeded to give the young cashier examples of how the older generations were fRead More
Episode 3: Frolic in the RainAugust 6, 2020Rain is a blessing after a drought, a symbol of God's love and teachings to spread over the world. It’s always very special when the wet season comes and the rain pours down upon this parched land of ours, setting the dry rivers running and bringing a new freshness to the environment. The ancient roman philosopher, Seneca, said: Life is the fire that burns and the sun that gives light. Life is the wind and the rain and the thunder in the sky. Life is matter and is earth, what is and what is noRead More