Christ’s Christmas Gift – Peace

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Today is Christmas and people all around the world will be giving and receiving gifts of all kinds.

Jesus offers us a gift today – something incredibly valuable that he alone can give.

John 14:27. I am leaving you with a gift — peace of mind and heart.Read the rest

Essence: What is Most Important?

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It is important in every aspect of life to understand what is essential/central and what is peripheral/unessential. Only by knowing what is essential can you truly make sense of life and live it to the full. As we begin a New Year, we step into the future.… Read the rest

Proverbs 23

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This week's wisdom for life comes to us from Proverbs 23 in the Message Bible.

Vs.4-5. Don't wear yourself out trying to get rich; restrain yourself! Riches disappear in the blink of an eye; wealth sprouts wings and flies off into the wild blue yonder.Read the rest

The Joy of HOME

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"Christ is in me, and I in Christ.

In Christ, my home,  I belong – I see and am seen, I hear and am heard, I love and am loved – I belong.

In Christ, my home,  I am safe – there is nothing that separates me from Him.Read the rest

Was Jesus a Swede?

Christmas-dinner-007Did you hear the funny story about a 5 year old girl who thought Jesus was a Swede?

This cute little girl was helping set the family table one Sunday near Christmas. She stopped for a moment and announced, “Jesus was a Swede.” More than a little surprised, her mum corrected her, “Oh, no, dear, Jesus was Jewish.… Read the rest

Proverbs 16

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It's time to pause and reflect on more wisdom from the book of Proverbs. Today we dive into Proverbs 16 in the Message Bible.

Vs.3. Put God in charge of your work, then what you've planned will take place.

It's so easy do life by ourselves and only refer to God when things are going wrong.… Read the rest

Christmas JOY

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Luke was a doctor who lived in the first century. Like most doctors, Luke valued facts and obtaining accurate information. That's why he spent so much time interviewing people and talking to eye-witnesses when he prepared to write his Gospel record of the life of Jesus Christ.… Read the rest

LEGO – the Exponential Impact of Connection

Lego 2Yesterday we talked about some lessons from LEGOLAND.

LEGO is so simple yet when individual bricks are joined together with others, they can contribute to the creation of something quite amazing and complex. 

Think about this:

  • Two 8 stud LEGO blocks can be combined in 24 different ways (remember that LEGO bricks can connect at the top and the bottom). 
  • Three 8 stud LEGO blocks can be combined in 1,060 different ways.
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Book Review: The Essentialist – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

EssentialistOne of the best books I have read over the last few months is The Essentialist – The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown. It is a very challenging book that forces you to think through what is most important in life (the essentials) and focus on that, often requiring the elimination of the less important (the trivial). 

Here are a few excerpts:

The Problem

We stretched too thin, overworked, busy but not productive, constantly in motion, never getting anywhere and trying to please everyone.… Read the rest

Proverbs 9

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We continue to today with insights from our Proverb of the week, Proverbs 9, from the Message Bible.

Vs.4-6. Are you confused about life, don't know what's going on? Come with me, oh come, have dinner with me! I've prepared a wonderful spread – fresh–baked bread, roast lamb, carefully selected wines. Leave your impoverished confusion and live! Walk up the street to a life with meaning.Read the rest