Perseverance Produces Character. (Lessons from a Silk Moth)

The Cocoon  When my children were of primary school age, we lived in South Africa. Every year, a common sight was children coming out of school with a shoe box, the lid punched with tiny holes. Inside would be a few baby silkworms. Actually I don’t know why they’re called ‘worms’, they are in fact […]

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“Tunnel Vision”

God is not just the light at the end of the tunnel- He’s the light IN the tunnel “Tunnel Vision” In English speaking countries there’s a ‘stock phrase’ we like to use to encourage people who are going through a difficult time. It goes something like this: “you’ll be alright, there’s light at the end […]

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Waiting For God To Move?

I was talking to a young man yesterday, who loves The Lord, wants to serve Him and learn how to hear His voice more clearly. The young man said to me “I’m waiting for God to move in my life” We spoke at some length’, I prayed with him, and we said our goodbyes (until […]

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“Trust Me”

This morning, I looked out of our bedroom window and noticed that some of the trees are already starting to lose leaves. My first thought was, ‘Oh no, seriously?’ (I’m not a big fan of Winter) As I looked at the leaves, detaching from the branches and fluttering to the ground, I immediately felt the […]

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True Peace

Close your eyes for a moment and visualise the most peaceful scene you can imagine. Is it beside a perfectly still lake, with wildflowers growing along the banks and sweet little birds singing somewhere in the trees? Or is it high up in the mountains, breathing in fresh, clean air? Those are the ways most […]

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Same-Old-Same-Old

Same old-Same Old? When I was a child I kept hamsters and then my own children had them too. One of the things that fascinated me about these cute little balls of fur is how they seem content to get into their exercise wheel and run for what seems like half the day, without ever […]

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