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A Very Different Mothers’ Day

A Very Different Mothers’ Day

 

I spent this past Mothers’ Day just outside a township in Western Cape, South Africa. I was asked to speak at a church and give “a Mothers’ Day message”. All good, not a problem … until the pastor told me that there were three mothers in the congregation who’d lost their sons – killed in gang violence – since last Mothers’ Day.

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How Friendly is Your Church?

How Friendly is Your Church?

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I recently received a tragic email from a listener about his experience with several churches. Sadly, what he wrote is not an isolated occurrence. In my experience, it’s all too common. Here’s what he said …

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The Importance of Setting Your Imagination Free

The Importance of Setting Your Imagination Free

 

Let’s face it. You live a hectic life. Work, family, emails, SMS’, social media, television, Netflix … there’s more than enough attention-grabbing stuff out there to fill your day 24/7 and then some. So … when do you allow your imagination to roam free?

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Don’t Take Yourself too Seriously

Don’t Take Yourself too Seriously

 

Sometimes, I think we take ourselves way too seriously. And as things turn out, it’s a syndrome that’s ruining many a life today. So here are four simple tips for, well … lightening up on yourself just a little bit:

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20 Years Since I Gave My Life to Jesus

20 Years Since I Gave My Life to Jesus

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They say that time flies when you’re having fun. But I simply cannot believe that it’s 20 years since I gave my life to Christ. Looking back, here are three of the most important things I’ve learned:

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The Ultimate Christmas Present

The Ultimate Christmas Present

 

So what are you going to buy him for Christmas? That one person in your life who is impossible to buy for? It’s always a “him” isn’t it? Women are easy to buy for, but men … impossible! Another pair of socks, or a bottle of wine, or a BBQ spatula …

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The Missional Power of Generosity

The Missional Power of Generosity

 

If I were to ask you, “How much does the Bible talk on the subject of generosity,” what would your answer be? Just a little, a moderate amount, or a lot? If you went with either of those first two options, you’d be way off the mark. In fact, there are more verses on generosity, than on faith, hope and love combined.

And there’s a reason for that:

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Christ is Risen … or is He?

Christ is Risen … or is He?

 

With all the hurly-burly of modern life, it’s hard sometimes to relate to the goings on of that Passover Festival in Jerusalem. You know, that one! The one during which they crucified Jesus.

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