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We live our lives on two stages

Using Shakespeare’s famous analogy of life being like an actor on the stage, psychologist Dr Fritz Perls said that we all live our lives on two stages. One is the outward stage; the way we present ourselves and the way … Continue reading

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Are you the man who fed the sparrows?

Some years ago, a Scottish minister told his congregation about a dream he’d had in which he’d died and was standing at the so-called Pearly Gates, proudly telling Saint Peter about the sermons he’d preached and the great churches he’d … Continue reading

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A lousy read?

Writing to the Sydney Morning Herald, someone said the reason fewer people read the Bible now is because it’s ‘a lousy read’ and in its present form is very different from the original. The writer obviously doesn’t know that our … Continue reading

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Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth

A little boy once told me that the word ‘Bible’ stands for Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth – B.I.B.L.E. I thought that was a pretty good insight coming from a child. In fact it’s not all that different from something … Continue reading

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Longing for an island

While holidaying in the Virgin Islands, magazine editor William Falk each day found himself gazing across the water to a little island and thinking that’s where he’d like to be – a place where life was simple. ‘My problem,’ he … Continue reading

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Purification by proxy

Every twelve years, millions of Hindus flock to Allahabad to bathe in the River Ganges, believing that they will be cleansed from sin. Sadly, scores of pilgrims regularly get injured in the crush as the crowds rush to the water. … Continue reading

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The essence of a great prayer

The essence of a great prayer is not in the majesty of its phrases but in its honesty; like the one that says: Dear God, So far today I’ve done all right. I’ve kept my mouth shut, I’ve not gossiped … Continue reading

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Do you want to retire rich or retire well

Ralph Warner, in his best-seller, ‘Get a Life: You Don’t Need a Million to Retire Well,’ urges people looking towards retirement to think about more than just financial matters. He interviewed dozens of contented retirees and was unable to find … Continue reading

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Sightless eyes

One of the most prolific hymn writers of all time was Fanny J Crosby, a blind woman who lost her sight as a young child. But it’s obvious through her hymns that morally and spiritually she could see wonderfully well. … Continue reading

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Think yourself to happiness

“Most people,” said Abraham Lincoln, “Are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” Well, that may be an oversimplification, but there is still great truth in it. A positive mental attitude does have a powerful effect … Continue reading

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