What Are You Longing For?


The 6 o’clock news is frightening. It gives a brief glimpse of what is happening around the globe. Most nights we hear of political upheaval, murder, wars or the threat of war, terrorism, social unrest and natural disaster. Honestly, we can walk away depressed, anxious and disturbed. It can be hard to maintain a positive outlook. We find ourselves saying “what…

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Living The Dream


Double income. New home. Overseas holidays. Promotions. Retirement plans. Investment properties. Expensive cars. These all have something in common. They all promise a happy life! Many of us can spend a lot of time, effort and money pursuing this promise only to find that the end result is not all it was supposed to be. There is actually nothing wrong…

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It’s Not Fair!!


How many times have your children said: “But it’s not fair.”  Whether it’s who gets to ride in the front seat first, who gets to finish off the last bit of ice cream or who can push the button on the elevator. One of our parenting dilemmas has been making sure, to the best of our ability, that we do…

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Let’s Get Real About Marriage


What were your expectations of married life when you tied the knot? Many young girls dream of the day that they will find their Prince Charming and live happily ever after as “Mr & Mrs”. Unfortunately, statistics are showing that this fairy tale can soon turn into a nightmare when a young married couple can find themselves in the counselling…

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It’s So Hard To Wait!!!


Are you waiting for something? I mean truly longing for it! Could it be a job promotion, a pregnancy, a marriage partner, a house sale, a holiday, a pay rise? Well, you are not alone if you find waiting hard. We know small children hate to hear the words “not now”.  As a response to hearing “not now” they will…

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Rest


Can you relate? The alarm goes off at 6.30am.  All three children, hubby and yourself need to be out the door by 7.45am.  Lunches were packed the night before, which you would think might make your morning a little more relaxed.  But no, your daughter comes and announces that she is having a special lunch today.  All of her friends…

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Gospel Comfort In The Shadow Of Death


Four weeks ago we had a phone call at 3am on a Sunday morning. Whenever the phone rings at this time of night you know something must be wrong. It was a doctor from the emergency room informing us that my father, who had been in a nursing home for the last two years, had been admitted to hospital and…

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He Holds The World In The Palm Of His Hands


It seemed like one thing after another! How much more could a person take?  Where was God in this situation? These are the things that Dave had going around in his mind. Dave’s  life had actually been reasonably good. He came from a stable home. He graduated with honours in his business degree. While at university he married Christy, who…

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Keep The Small Things Small


From the time Jenny met Sarah they became the best of friends.  They met at a small group Bible study with their church and only lived five minutes apart.  Both of their husbands got along well, and many weekends were spent hanging out together. At first, it seemed like they had the same interests, but as time went on, Jenny noticed…

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