The Bible – God’s Talking To You

Fyodor was a wild young man. His life revolved around eating, drinking, talking, music, theatre and the company of women. He dreamt of fame. He was caught up in a movement for political and social reform in Russia during the repressive reign of Tsar Nicholas I. He was arrested, tried and condemned to be executed.Continue reading “The Bible – God’s Talking To You”

– A Poem – [untitled]

I wrote this today actually. I currently don’t have much of a title idea for it. I would welcome any suggestions, thank you I want to make these thoughts rhyme Or at least to make sense the craziness of mine Though You call me up, You call me towards Yet still sin of yesterday entanglesContinue reading “– A Poem – [untitled]”

Ambition – Directing it Where?

Chuck Colson was a self-made man. As a student, he arrogantly turned down a scholarship to Harvard. He joined the Marines, set up his own law firm and entered politics. By the age of forty he had become one of President Nixon’s closest advisers. Later, he described himself as ‘a young ambitious political kingmaker’. He was knownContinue reading “Ambition – Directing it Where?”

Your Life. Making a Difference

Alfred Nobel (1833–1896) is best known for the Nobel Peace Prize. Less well known is the fact that Alfred Nobel also invented dynamite. As well as a chemist, engineer and innovator, he was a weapons’ manufacturer. In 1888, Alfred’s brother Ludvig died. A French newspaper erroneously published Alfred’s obituary. It condemned him for his invention of dynamite, stating: ‘TheContinue reading “Your Life. Making a Difference”

Recognize Who We Are, part 2

“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.” ‭‭John‬ ‭1:12-13‬ ‭NASB‬‬ Yes, I have kids. EveryContinue reading “Recognize Who We Are, part 2”

Recognize Who We Are, part 1

Ambassadors, chosen very carefully, have all been trained in the art of diplomacy. They are skilled at representing their country by both how they act and what they say. To be an ambassador is an immense privilege. An ambassador is ‘a minister of the highest rank sent to a foreign court to represent the… sovereignContinue reading “Recognize Who We Are, part 1”

Fix Your Eyes on the Invisible

Do you ever get discouraged? Do you sometimes feel, ‘Is this all worthwhile? Are we actually getting anywhere?’ Are you ever tempted to ‘lose heart’? If you are, you are not alone. Paul was almost certainly tempted himself to lose heart, and he wrote to other Christians who were also tempted to do so. YetContinue reading “Fix Your Eyes on the Invisible”

Distractions – are you distracted yet?

My kids start school today, this time all of them. They were all excited to get on the bus and to start their first day. They seemed well prepared. My wife and I saw them off after getting them breakfast, packed lunches and packed backpacks prepared and ready. It was only later that I feltContinue reading “Distractions – are you distracted yet?”