Creative Ways to Give Generously

PigWhenever you are prayerfully considering giving to a project of any kind, here are a few creative ideas to consider:

1. Give of what you already have. That could be something from you personal savings and investments or even a loan redraw.… Read the rest

Giving to God’s Work

Giving
A lot of organisations conduct various types of fund raising today, including churches. I value the Bible as God’s Word. It is inspired by the Holy Spirit and beneficial for every aspect of personal and church life. We know the Bible has a lot to say about “giving”, but what about “fund raising”?… Read the rest

Learning to Live in the Present Moment with a Greater Awareness of God

BodyA classic Christian book on spirituality is The Practice of the Presence of God, which is a book of collected teachings of Brother Lawrence (born Nicholas Herman), a 17th-century Carmelite monk. The basic theme of the book is the development of an awareness of the presence of God in daily life. 

More recently, pastor and theologian Gregory Boyd has written a very helpful book entitleded Present Perfect: Finding God in the Now.… Read the rest

A Personal MBA

MbaJesus once said that the children of this world are sometimes wiser than the children of light. That wasn't a compliment! We can learn a lot from those who achieve and accomplish things in fields such as business, arts, sport or leadership.… Read the rest

St Patrick’s Prayer

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I love this prayer from St. Patrick:

 

Christ be with me, Christ within me, 

Christ behind me, Christ before me, 

Christ beside me, Christ to win me, 

Christ to comfort and restore me. 

Christ beneath me, Christ above me, 

Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, 

Christ in hearts of all that love me, 

Christ in mouth of friend and stranger. 

 

I bind unto myself the Name, 

The strong Name of the Trinity; 

By invocation of the same. 

The Three in One, and One in Three, 

Of Whom all nature hath creation, 

Eternal Father, Spirit, Word: 

Praise to the Lord of my salvation, 

Salvation is of Christ the Lord. Read the rest