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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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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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How I Quit Smoking

How I Quit Smoking

It is exactly 30 years ago today that I had my last cigarette. The 24th of January, 1983. This is the story of how I quit smoking.

It was early evening. I was in a hospital room as I watched someone die of cancer. She’d been a smoker earlier on in her life. The cancer had spread throughout her body. She’d left a note “make this end” – so they withdrew treatment, food and fluids.

I watched her take her last breath.

As I walked out of the room into the sterile, brightly lit hospital corridor, I threw the half full packet of cigarettes (Benson & Hedges Extra Mild) into the grey metal bin.

Cold turkey. I haven’t smoked since.

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Why Don’t I Feel Quite As Good as I Should?

Why Don’t I Feel Quite As Good as I Should?

An article in this morning’s Australian Newspaper – You’d Better Sleep On It – outlines some important research on the significant impact of inadequate sleep on our sense of well being. Seems that there’s a very strong correlation between the two. So – if you’re not getting enough sleep, don’t be surprised if you don’t feel on top of the world.

But … there’s another form of regeneration – spiritual regeneration – that we need on a daily basis as well. And as it turns out, most of us are missing out on that as well!

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How To Be a Hero

How To Be a Hero

It’s not every day that you get to meet one of your heroes in life, but these last couple of days in Nairobi, I’ve been spending my time with one of the great heroes in my life. And the chances are very much that unless you’ve heard me mention his name, you won’t know him.

In fact to most people he’s a complete unknown. So spend a few minutes reading his story, because I believe that each one of us – unknowns though we may be – has the capacity to be … a hero!

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Here’s My Crazy Ridiculous Dream – What’s Yours?

Here’s My Crazy Ridiculous Dream – What’s Yours?

Have you ever had a crazy ridiculous dream? So way out? So weird? On the one hand in your heart of hearts you believe it’s from God. On the other, it’s so … out there … that you’re afraid to tell anyone, in case they think you’re smoking dope.

Well – here’s mine. I’d love to hear yours …

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Do You Seriously Want a Radically Transformed Life?

Do You Seriously Want a Radically Transformed Life?

It’s tragically sad but true, that most Christians are hell bent (!) on squandering the new life that Jesus died and rose again to bring them.

Statistically – based on the research I reported on in a recent blog – the one thing, the only thing that strongly correlates with radically reduced sin and radically transformed lives, is engaging with God’s Word four times a week or more.

And most Christians don’t. Why?

Mostly it’s because we don’t know how to engage with the Bible in a life-changing way.
But that’s all about to change!

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