Category Archives: Faith

It all depends on whose hands it’s in.

  A basketball in my hands is worth thirty dollars, but in Michael Jordan’s hands it’s worth thirty million. A tennis racket in my hands is a joke, but in Pete Sampras’ hands it’s a World Championship. A sharp knife … Continue reading

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Strong on pleasure but weak on joy

We live in a society that is strong on pleasure but weak on joy. We are blessed with so many opportunities for entertainment and personal fulfilment. No previous generation was so protected from want and disease. We are more highly … Continue reading

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The Last Goodbye

Do you remember the days of the great ocean liners when a voyage to the other side of the world meant months of separation, and the hundreds of coloured streamers that formed the last physical link between those departing and … Continue reading

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‘Let us pray that we are on God’s side.

Prayer, for many people, seems to be a way of trying to get God to support what they want to happen. This, of course, assumes that we, with our very limited understanding of the bigger picture of life, really do … Continue reading

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Flatlanders

The world today is divided between those who think that our three-dimensional universe is the sum total of reality, and those who believe there is something more beyond this realm of time and space. It reminds me of Edwin Abbott, … Continue reading

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Bad luck

There was a time when people thought that to get out of bed on the left side was to open oneself to evil spirits. That’s why we talk about somebody in a foul temper having got out of bed on … Continue reading

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It’s easier with the devil

The Red Devil Tool Company of Union, New Jersey has as its slogan, “It’s easy with the devil;” meaning, of course, that their tools make difficult tasks easier. It’s a light-hearted play on a theme that’s as old as humankind: … Continue reading

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