The right remedy for many of our problems and short-comings may not always be easy or what we want, but it’s always the best!
Tomorrow is the big day. I go in for cataract surgery, which I’m not especially looking forward to. Regaining sight in that eye, sure I look forward to that. But the rest? I’m not especially keen on shots and incisions in my eyeball!
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It was when the zia blew her nose with that nasy kerchief, using it to dry the cups that I started visibly gagging…
I can picture her still so old and frail, hobbling up the steep hill leaning on her pair of homemade walking sticks. “What do you have there Zia (Aunty)?” my husband asked, pointing to the open-mesh bag on her kerchief-covered head. While I just gaped, wondering how many other nasty things she’d carried on that seldom-washed, dirty head scarf!
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To truly walk to God’s heartbeat takes going against the current, and at times, even at great personal cost…
I want to walk to God’s heartbeat. Don’t you? Then why do we so often take the easy way out? Our early church fathers, the early missionaries, and even Christ himself purposely chose the hard way, the way of self-denial. They chose to follow God’s way – regardless of the cost and even when it made things harder. But we often fall into the tendency of pleasing ourselves. Or doing just enough to get by, don’t we?
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Lessons we can learn from nature, and insects especially, on how to become more consistent..
Our church had a blessing tree for Christmas 2017, which blessed my life in a special way. We each received an ornament for the church tree on which we were to write our greatest blessing of the year. Mine was gentleness. God had dealt with me about that all through the year as he helped me become more gentle. People even started noticing!
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It’s once again time to ring in a new year. Which for many means making New Year’s resolutions. But based on both statistics and personal experience, I find that New Year’s Resolutions don’t work! So if you failed to keep last year’s resolutions, take heart. You’re not alone! We’ve probably all made them, only to feel discouraged or even guilty for not sticking to them.
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Pray without ceasing. What an impossible task this seems! And while it is often said that Paul meant we should have an attitude of prayer, I think he also intended us to pray much more than we do.
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What is there about human nature, that causes us to keep the best for ourselves? Even children instinctively grab the largest cookie. For though we all have altruistic moments, altruism is not natural for us. And that’s why the Alabaster jar accounts of in the Gospels set our spirits soaring. Deep inside, we know it’s what we need.
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