Category: Christian Living

SEASONS That give definition to our lives

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One of the most important lessons I have learnt has been to live intentionally according to the seasons of my life. It has helped me understand God’s unfolding plan for my life and to see how He is at work in various areas of my life at any particular time.

There is a liberty that accompanies the person who lives in harmony with the seasons of life. It frees a person from the need to live according to the expectations of other people or to miss God’s Kairos moments that sometimes unexpectedly break into our lives.

In his recent book, New Thinking New Future, Sam Chand opens up the idea …

MENTAL TOUGHNESS More important than ever for all leaders

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4718345 Corporal R. J. Denton

INTRODUCTION

My first memorable experience of being placed in a situation requiring mental toughness occurred when I was conscripted into the Australian Army at the age of twenty for two years of military service. On the first morning of my ten week recruit training program, I found myself with 1500 other recruits at the Puckapunyal Army camp in Victoria in the middle of a very cold winter. At 5.30am the light went on in the hut where I and 15 other recruits were assigned, and we were hustled onto the parade ground for role call in our pyjamas with our bed sheets under our arms. …

WHY GO TO CHURCH? It is a matter of identity

Church+is+people+too - CopyChurch attendance is on the decrease. The online church service, where it is possible to listen to your favourite preacher anywhere, anytime, is conveniently available twenty four/seven.

I grew up in an era where shops, cinemas and organised sporting events were not open on Sundays and church was one of the few options available for social gatherings and worship of God. But today it is different. Churches are competing with a multiplicity of Sunday activities and it is even possible to suggest that today the regional shopping centre more resembles the cultural hub of many communities. So why go to church? And it doesn’t necessarily have to be on a …

The Most Memorable Gift I Could Have Given

Memories

My wife Sue’s birthday was fast approaching, and try as I may, I couldn’t think of a memorable present that she needed, that I could buy for her. We had been married for forty years and memorable presents were now more difficult than ever to find.

However, in the process the word memory would not leave me and then it came to me; why not buy Sue a memory. After all, you can never wear a memory out, it can never add clutter to your house and you are less likely to forget it. But what kind of memory! Now my thought processes were quite stirred and I started to …