God Pie

God Pie Check out this video clip from Worship House Media called 'God Pie.' We showed it last weekend at our church as we shared about the important topic of money. How easy it is for us to forget to honor God with our finances or to give him only our leftovers, if there are any.Read the rest

Some Advice from Bill Gates for Young People …

Gates A few years ago, Bill Gates gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.Read the rest

Time Management Tips

ClockAs we were talking about TIME last week in our Simple Life series, I thought I would re-publish this post about time management from a few years back …

Do you ever feel like there just isn't enough time in the day?… Read the rest

The Paradox of our Time

Times The Paradox of our Time, by George Carlin

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less; we buy more, but enjoy less.Read the rest

Simple Life

Simple life Right now our church is going through a series of messages based on the recently released book Simple Life. Jesus said that he came that we might have LIFE – not just an average mundane life but a full and abundant life (John 10:10).Read the rest

Did Jesus really walk on water?

Gailiee SeaIt was fun to visit the Sea of Galilee recently and see the place where Jesus conducted so much of his ministry while on earth. It is a such beautiful place. The sea covers a surface area of 166 square kilometers (21 km north to south and x 11 km east to west) and is 200 meters below sea level.Read the rest

Reflections on Israel (Pt.2)

Israel A few more thoughts on my recent trip to Israel …

Jerusalem would have to be the most fought over city in the history of the world. It has been controlled by so many different civilizations throughout the centuries – the Egyptians, the Jebusites (who King David captured it from), the Israelites, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Persians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Muslims, the Turks, the British and now modern state of Israel (since 1967).Read the rest

Reflections on Israel

Israel I have just spent ten days touring the land of Israel – my first trip. It was a very enjoyable and insightful time. We based in Jerusalem for half the time, visiting many sites around the city and also venturing out to visit Masada, En Gedi, the Valley of Elah (where David fought Goliath) and Qumran (where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered).Read the rest

Hinges of History

I have always enjoyed learning about history. There is so much to learn from the past that can help us today.

Thomas Cahill is a prolific writer and student of history. In his Hinges of History series he recounts significant events in the formation of Western civilisation.Read the rest

Easter Weekend

Easter1 Easter is here again and with it comes the hot-cross buns, the Easter bunny, the delicious chocolate eggs in all shapes and sizes, the mega sales to tempt any credit-card carrying buyer and the coveted long week-end holiday. But in the midst of the rush, what does it all really mean?Read the rest