Browsing Category : Life

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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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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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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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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