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Flattery Will Get You Nowhere

‘Nor will I flatter any man.’ Job 32:21 NIV When Stephen Spielberg was a skinny teenager, he became the target of a bully. Fed up with the constant harassment which he later described as ‘hell on earth’, he decided to flatter the bully by telling him he looked like John Wayne and should consider playing …Read More

The Wonder Of Grace

‘For by grace you have been saved through faith.’ Ephesians 2:8 NRS Some of us live as if God has a big performance chart with our name on it and, at the end of each day, He grades us to determine if He will love us more, or less, or at all. You say, ‘If …Read More

Unmoved By Any Circumstance

‘Those who trust in the Lord are… unmoved by any circumstance.’ Psalm 125:1 TLB By age twenty-nine, author Carson McCullers had suffered three strokes. Then while she was still crippled and partially paralysed, her husband committed suicide. Despite her problems she forced herself to write every day, and as a result became a distinguished novelist. …Read More

Be An Encourager

‘Anxiety in the heart… causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.’ Proverbs 12:25 NKJV When Enrico took his first voice lesson at ten, the teacher said, ‘You haven’t any voice at all.’ But Enrico’s mother heard greatness in her son’s voice. She believed in his talent. And even though they were very poor …Read More

You must go through the fire

‘I have refined you…for My own sake.’ Isaiah 48:10–11 NKJV Undercover Boss is a popular TV show where company owners disguise themselves as regular staff members and work with everybody else. Some of the discoveries they make are real eye-openers—leading to changes that make the company more efficient, profitable, and enjoyable for everybody to work …Read More

Be proactive

‘How long will you neglect to go and possess the land…?’ Joshua 18:3 NKJV When it comes to building good relationships, you must be proactive. This calls for knowing who you are as a person, and what you want from the relationship. While it seems counterintuitive to focus on who you are individually versus who …Read More

Anger

‘They do not know what they are doing.’ Luke 23:34 NIV Max Lucado writes: ‘It begins as a drop of water… Someone gets your parking place, pulls in front of you on the motorway, a waitress is slow and you’re in a hurry, the toast burns… Get enough of these seemingly innocent drops of anger …Read More

The Problem With Envy

‘God has given…you…special abilities… use them to help each other.’ Peter 4:10 TLB Earnie Larsen and Carol Hegarty write: ‘When we climb on board the see-saw of envy, we sink straight down while the focus of our discontent rises far above us. In this out-of-balance comparison we always find ourselves wanting. Envy leads to self-pity …Read More

Develop An Overcoming Attitude

‘He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.’ 1 John 4:4 NKJV The disappointments of life can cause you to see nothing but negativity in your future. You express hopelessness, belittle your own abilities, refuse to take any risk, say no to personal growth opportunities, complain about the unfairness …Read More

Do you believe this?

‘I am the Resurrection and the Life… Everyone who…believes in Me will never ever die. Do you believe this?’ John 11:25-26 NLT We struggle with the idea of our own mortality. It’s alleged that Florence Nightingale feared death so much, after the Crimean War she went to bed and basically stayed there until she died …Read More

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