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Disappointed? Often! Discouraged? Sometimes! Defeated? Never!

Scott Peck’s famous book, The Road Less Traveled, opens with the words:’Life is difficult.’ He says we’ll never get on top of life until we accept this fundamental truth, but when we do accept it, the fact that life is … Continue reading

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God’s blank cheque

The Gospels records how Jesus’ ministry was characterised by crowds of people, who came to him to be healed. Amongst them were two blind men. He asked them if they believed he could do this, and they said yes. Then … Continue reading

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‘Though I ride the wings of the morning’

‘Though I ride the wings of the morning Ronald Reagan used to tell of a photographer, who was sent to photograph a bush fire. His editor told him that time was of the essence, and an aircraft was waiting for … Continue reading

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Life, hope and God come to us in the form of people.

A teacher, whose job was to visit children in a city hospital, was assigned to a boy who had been badly burned. The child was in so much pain that he barely responded, and the teacher felt ashamed at putting … Continue reading

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Faith is not about everything turning out OK.

One of the best loved chapters of the Bible comes from the book of Hebrews, and is all about the triumphs of people who lived a life of faith. It gives an extensive list of names of the great heroes … Continue reading

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Passed preaching but failed Christianity

Using Jesus’ story of the Good Samaritan, a professor of theology arranged for ten of his students, for their final assessment before becoming ordained ministers, to record a short talk on radio. Each was released from class at ten minute … Continue reading

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Consider the postage stamp

One of the things I’m always grateful to my parents for, is that they always taught me that I didn’t have to compare my abilities to those of other people. All I needed to do was to do my best. … Continue reading

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