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The 4 Steps to Overcoming Ugly Duckling Syndrome

The 4 Steps to Overcoming Ugly Duckling Syndrome

We’ve all felt like the Ugly Duckling at some point in our lives. We look around at everyone else, and we conclude that we’re worthless. Absolutely worthless.

But God didn’t create you or me, to feel like that. He didn’t create you and me to be the Ugly Duckling. No. He has a much better plan for our lives than that.

Much better.

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How to Discover Your Destiny

How to Discover Your Destiny

We all want to know our destiny don’t we? We all want to know what we were put on this earth for; what God made us to do; what God has in store for us.

We’d love to be living a powerful, exciting  life in His service, but …

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Three Powerful Lessons from a Small Giant

Three Powerful Lessons from a Small Giant

Every now and then, you meet a giant in your life.  I’m talking a good giant here, not a bad one. The sort that Isaac Newton spoke of when he said:

If at times it appeared that I could see further than others,
it’s because I’ve stood on the shoulders of giants.

Here are 3 powerful lessons that I learned from a “small giant” in my life.

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Resurrections Can Be Confusing

Resurrections Can Be Confusing

I want you to imagine that you go to a dear friend’s funeral. He died suddenly, violently a few days ago. You, his other friends and family are sitting in the pews – shell shocked – waiting for the service begin. But before it does, the guy who’s supposed to have died walks in and sits down next to you.

How would you respond?

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Good Friday – Easter Art Evokes Anger

Good Friday – Easter Art Evokes Anger

Art has an amazing ability to evoke all sorts of  emotions – happiness, sadness, awe, anger, excitement, wonder, pain … the full gamut. 

As I was walking down Oxford Street Paddington (Sydney) in the week leading up to Easter 2013, this window display in a gay, fetish erotica store caught my eye.

No – ‘caught my eye’ is too soft!  It confronted me. That’s much better.

When I saw it, my blood boiled, but …

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An Unsettling Story About Money

An Unsettling Story About Money

How attached are you to your wealth, whatever “wealth” means in your context?

Well, the results of our Honest Answers Quick Poll are in, so I’d like to share them with you, together what is, to my mind, one of the most unsettling stories about money in the Bible. 

Are you ready?

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Honest Answers Quick Poll – Attachment to Money

Honest Answers Quick Poll – Attachment to Money

Okay – here’s the thing. I need your input for my next blog post. It’s all about how attached we really are to our money and wealth.

To help me prepare, I’m putting this “Honest Answers Quick Poll” in the field and I would like you to respond. It will only take you half a minute. 

And the way my polling software works, I have absolutely no way of finding out who responded and how. So it’s totally confidential.  

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