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‘Very Present’

‘God is…a very present help in trouble.’ Psalm 46:1 NKJV Randy Reid, a 34–year–old construction worker, was welding on top of a nearly completed water tower outside Chicago. According to writer Melissa Ramsdell, Reid unhooked his safety gear to reach for some pipes when a metal cage slipped and bumped the scaffolding on which he …Read More

What’s Good for the Goose (5)

‘Look at the birds in the sky!…’ Matthew 6:26 CEV Lost and stray geese are always welcomed into the formation. It’s not an exclusive club for the elite. Birds separated from other formations, isolated by weather, accident or infirmity, are given full family status. The formation will alter its plans, reschedule its arrival time and …Read More

What’s Good for the Goose (4)

‘Look at the birds in the sky!…’ Matthew 6:26 CEV With geese, their relationship is ‘till death do us part’. They take it seriously. They’re fully committed. When the ravages of time or circumstances make it impossible for a bird to continue the trip and it begins to lose altitude or fails to keep abreast …Read More

What’s Good for the Goose (3)

‘Look at the birds in the sky!…’ Matthew 6:26 CEV In the world of geese, the aged, very young, and infirm are kept protected in the rear of the formation. But they aren’t isolated, discounted or considered useless; in fact they fulfil a vital role. They become the honking section and cheer for the leaders. …Read More

What’s Good for the Goose (2)

‘Look at the birds in the sky!…’ Matthew 6:26 CEV Every formation has to have a ‘point goose’ out front who leads and sets the pace for the others. It’s a tough position because the point goose cuts the headwinds, meets the changing weather conditions, and is first to feel the rain in his face, …Read More

What’s Good for the Goose (1)

‘Look at the birds in the sky!…’ Matthew 6:26 CEV Speaking to an anxiety–ridden crowd, Jesus said, ‘I tell you not to worry about your life… Look at the birds in the sky!’ You say, ‘What can I learn from looking at a bunch of birds?’ If you’ve ever been to Pennsylvania USA in early …Read More

Keep Climbing

‘Give me this [mountain] that the Lord promised me.’ Joshua 14:12 NIV Admiral Joe Fowler served in both World Wars. As a naval architect he designed two of America’s largest aircraft carriers, the USS Lexington and the USS Saratoga. He retired from the Navy in 1948. Shortly after, Walt Disney asked him to head up …Read More

Read Your Bible!

?…but the word of the Lord stands forever…? 1 Peter 1:25 NIV Jana Jones says, ?During the day I take a few moments to unwind by reading the Bible. After seeing me do this for several years, my four?year?old daughter became concerned: ?Aren?t you ever going to finish reading that book??? You could read the …Read More

Mind Your Mouth! (2)

‘Of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks…’ Luke 6:45 NKJV Let’s answer some communication questions: (1) What is good communication? It’s honest, positively intended, two-way sharing. It isn’t ‘dumping’ or giving someone a piece of your mind! The first law of verbal ecology is: garbage is not biodegradable! It recycles, festering with time. …Read More

Mind Your Mouth! (1)

‘Of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks…’ Luke 6:45 NKJV ‘Oh, it was just a bunch of meaningless words. No big deal!’ Wrong! Our words are a big deal and they do mean a lot! ‘A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man …Read More

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