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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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I will boast about my weaknesses


So you are sitting with friends having coffee. Someone asks how you are doing? Your reply is “fine”. When in actual fact you are struggling. You feel like you can’t get your act together. You have yelled at your kids again. You overspent on your budget this week and your husband wonders why you are always irritable and distant. As…

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A Love That Will Never Let You Go!


A Story Suddenly, one child is selected. Standing in an overcrowded room, the woman leans over and takes the hand of a young girl and draws her out of the crowd.  The little girl is scared and with all her might kicks and screams and pulls away from the lady.  She knows no other way to survive. She has learned to…

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The Hope Of Heaven


If you have ever been on holidays for a good length of time, you would know the feeling of looking forward to going home. This may be something you have experienced, especially if you have been on a camping holiday. Our family does a lot of camping and we have a regular holiday each year when we go camping for…

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Motivation


What motivates you?  Is it the promise of reward? Or the threat of punishment? Well, believe it or not, God does not want you to be motivated by either guilt or reward. What Jesus did for us on the cross eliminates any need for earning God’s approval, whether that be motivated by guilt or the hope of reward. There is…

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Innocent Blood


Would you condemn an innocent man to a life sentence or even to death? If you knew this man was not guilty and had done nothing wrong, how would you feel about sentencing him to die? I know in our Western world this would be an outrage. Newspaper headlines would scream “Injustice! Why should he be punished?” Well this is…

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“bella rae” Fills The Gap


Where are the magazines for teenage and young adult girls that provide decent reading content? Content that is wholesome, relevant and purposeful. Let me point you in the direction of bella rae magazine. bella rae fills the gap that is missing in the market today. A market that has been saturated with over-sexualised material for our young people and even encourages…

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Have Your Dreams Died?


Whether you know it or not, you are dreaming. You are using your imagination to dream about what you hope tomorrow might be. It’s a wonderful thing to dream. It’s part of the way God made us. It creates hope in our lives. The hope of tomorrow when things may be better than today. We may even call dreaming “goal…

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4 Lessons From Special Friends


Last weekend my daughter Hannah and I, went to volunteer on a “special friends” camp. Our “special friends” are mostly people who have down syndrome or some other disability. To be truthful, as we were getting ready to go, there was a touch of pride in our hearts as we hoped that we would be a blessing to these people.…

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Who Then, Can Be Saved?


This was the question the disciples asked Jesus, “Who then, can be saved?” Matthew 19:25b Jesus replied in the next verse saying “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” If you would do a survey today, I am sure that most people will say they have a good chance to make it to heaven, based…

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