• Loving Your Neighbor as Yourself

    “Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: ‘Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?’” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This […]

  • As Christians, Kindness Should Be Part of Our Stories

    “…and whatever you do, do it with kindness and love”—1 Corinthians 16:14 (TLB). Tears streamed down my cheeks as I watched a major news program end its broadcast on a positive note. After all the negative news, this major network tries each day to find something uplifting to share with their audience. Acts of kindness […]

  • Could I just get $3 worth of God, please?

    It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows. For everything we know about […]

  • How to manage Covid… 12 months on

    Well, here we are in Victoria, Australia, once again in quite a strict lockdown with initially a 5km travel limit (lifting to 10 in the second week) and only 5 reasons to leave home (purchasing food and necessities, exercise, essential work, care visits only and medical appointments including, most importantly COVID vaccinations). Once again the […]

  • Why you cannot let anyone steal your joy

    “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore”—Psalm 16:11 (ESV). One of my favorite YouTube videos is of children singing a Zach Williams’ song titled “Old Church Choir.” What makes the video so special is the actions of one […]

  • How we can change racist hearts

    George Floyd’s horrifying death while pinned down by a white policeman has sparked global rage and anti-racism protests. Racial disparity is widespread and ominous. Can a racist’s heart be changed? Consider these powerful examples. Unlikely frenemies I will always remember Norton and Bo. Norton was a leader of the Georgia Black Student Movement in the […]

  • When you’re transformed by God’s amazing grace

    “Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.”—Romans 12:2 (NIV). Do you believe people can change? Before you answer that question, let’s consider some examples of characters […]

  • Will you wallow in self-pity, or move onwards and upwards?

    I don’t know your story and you don’t know mine, but chances are that if you’re reading this, you’ve had some pretty bad things happen in the past. It might be a broken marriage; it might be bankruptcy. You may have been abused, physically or emotionally; you may have been told you’re good for nothing […]

  • Puppy Love: Boomer and the Prodigal Parents

    What happens when you weaken to the point of a beautiful cuddly little chocolate brown puppy entering your life after you have booked the overseas trip? Well, let me say that first up, you just concentrate so much on socializing and teaching the puppy all of those things you want him to learn in order […]

  • If God will lead, then I will follow…

    “If your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away.  It is better for you to lose part of your body and live forever than to have two hands and two feet and be thrown into the fire that burns forever.”  Matthew 18:8 Here lately I have been […]