Category Archives: Abundant life

The music within us

The famous composer Mendelssohn once visited the cathedral at Fribourg, and having heard the great organ, went into the organ loft and asked to be allowed to play it. The old organist, afraid to let strangers loose on this marvelous … Continue reading

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Dust if you must

Rose Milligan, in a thought provoking piece of wisdom about making the most of life, wrote these words: ‘Dust if you must, but wouldn’t it be better to paint a picture, or write a letter, bake a cake, or plant … Continue reading

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Is money really life’s report card?

There’s a saying that goes: ‘money is life’s report card,’ meaning success in life is in proportion to how much we earn, accrue and spend. Yet the universal experience is what John D Rockerfeller said when asked how much you … Continue reading

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Happiness is like a butterfly.

Happiness is all about keeping things in balance. The Bible says: ‘Give me neither poverty nor riches, just give me as much as I need.’ It’s realizing when enough is enough. Anything more is great if you receive it, but … Continue reading

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Beware of the barrenness of a busy life

Karl Jung, one of the fathers of modern psychology, once said: ‘Busyness is not of the devil, it is the devil.’ The older I get and the more I reflect on life the more I tend to agree with him. … Continue reading

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Turning things right side up

One of the most puzzling things about Jesus’ teaching was that he constantly took the accepted standards of the world and said they don’t work; and then turned them upside down to show what does work. The people whom Jesus … Continue reading

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Those who look for beauty will see it everywhere,

A man walking through Times Square, where the sounds of the city are almost deafening, told his friend he could to hear a cricket. His friend said he didn’t believe him until the man walked to a small shrubbery and, … Continue reading

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