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Good Thinking

‘We have the mind of Christ.’ 1 Corinthians 2:16 KJV In his book, Thinking for a Change, Dr John Maxwell gives us eleven different types of thinking; to each we’ve added a Scripture: (1) Big picture thinking. The ability to think beyond yourself is required in order to process ideas from a ‘faith’ perspective (Ephesians …Read More

Are You Resisting A Rest?

‘Come away… and rest a while.’ Mark 6:31 NRS Following Jesus should energise you, not leave you feeling burned out. Jesus preached to farmers who used oxen to plough their fields. They also lived by religious rules that didn’t permit you to relax and experience God’s love and grace. So Jesus told them: ‘Come to …Read More

Value Your Friends

‘It will be good for you, my daughter, to go with his girls… in someone else’s field you might be harmed.’ Ruth 2:22 NIV Kristin Armstrong writes: ‘If you have godly girlfriends, love and nurture those relationships as though your life depends on them—because it does. Everything is better when you “go with His girls”… …Read More

Beware of Pride!

‘Pride goes before destruction.’ Proverbs 16:18 NKJV Think about the things we become proud over: the home we live in, the car we drive, the diploma hanging on our wall, the people we mingle with, and the position we hold. When you’ve worked hard to get to where you are, look out for pride! Paul …Read More

Misconceptions About Success (2)

‘Let the wise listen and add to their learning.’ Proverbs 1:5 NIV Here are three more misconceptions about success: (1) We think success comes from having the right connections, so we strive to make them. People who endorse this philosophy believe they’d ‘have it made’ if only they’d been born into the right family, or …Read More

Misconceptions About Success (1)

‘Give yourself wholly… so that everyone may see your progress.’ 1 Timothy 4:15 NIV Here are some common misconceptions about success: (1) We think success is impossible, so we criticise it. We want to believe life should be easy, so we assume anything difficult must be impossible. Then when success eludes us we throw in …Read More

Give your love away

‘Let us love one another, for love is of God.’ 1 John 4:7 NKJV One evening before Mary Martin, the great Broadway musical star, was to go on stage in South Pacific, a note was handed to her. It was from Oscar Hammerstein. He had written it to her from his deathbed: ‘Dear Mary, a …Read More

Be willing to pay the price

‘I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down.’ Nehemiah 6:3 KJV Success usually comes at the end of struggle; if it came easily, everybody would be experiencing it. When it comes to success, there are no shortcuts, reduced prices, or ‘special deals’. The value of anything is determined by the price …Read More

How To Bounce Back

‘He was moved with compassion.’ Matthew 9:36 KJV One of the best ways to bounce back from grief and loss is taking your memories and turning them into motivators, then reaching out in love to others who are hurting. ‘But I’m busy,’ you say. Jesus was never too busy to show compassion to hurting people. …Read More

Relationships (2)

‘Then the Lord God made a woman…and He brought her to the man.’ Genesis 2:22 NIV Adam lived in a perfect neighbourhood and had a perfect job—one God gave him. It doesn’t get much better than that. Nevertheless he was lonely; something was missing from his life. The Bible says, ‘But for Adam no suitable …Read More

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