Category Archives: Transformation

A rose by any other name

The world of nature around us is an endless source of spiritual truth; like the seemingly worthless thorny stem, often called a brier, that a gardener I know of deliberately dug out and then planted in his rose garden. People … Continue reading

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Saved from what has got us beat

  I once met a man who’d been part of Sydney’s underworld, but then became a preacher. For the next forty years he spent his life telling people of the transforming power of Christ. He preached about it because he’d … Continue reading

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From nobodies to somebodies

Most of us daydream about suddenly discovering that we are heirs to a fortune we never knew of, and that we are no longer nobodies. That was how the gospel seemed to those who first heard it. In a world … Continue reading

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Agnosticism versus Christianity

Harry Ironside, a well-known preacher of yesteryear, was once challenged to a public debate by Arthur Morrow Lewis, a well-known unbeliever. The subject was to be “Agnosticism versus Christianity.” Ironside accepted the challenge with one condition: and that was that … Continue reading

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Conforming to the mask

Fredrick Beuchner wrote a story called ‘The Happy Hypocrite,’ about a man born with a facial deformity. He grew up alone and lonely. When reaching adulthood, he decided to move from his town to begin a new life. On his … Continue reading

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The practice of thanksgiving is our most transforming resource.

In every generation the wisest people have known that the surest way to change one’s quality of life is to change the way we think. Our ability to change our outer environment may be limited, but the way it affects … Continue reading

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Like rats in a cellar

C.S. Lewis used to say that the best evidence of what a person is like is what they do when they are off their guard. ‘Like rats in a cellar, you are most likely to see them if you go … Continue reading

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