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Trusting God in circumstances beyond your control

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“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding…” (Proverbs 3:5 NIV) According to the ‘General Practice Health of the Nation 2018’ report released by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP), the number 1 illness Australian doctors treat more than any other for a second consecutive year is […]

Becoming Resilient

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“He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength” (Isaiah 40:29 ESV) In November, 2004, Victoria Ruvolo, a 42 year old New Yorker Catholic was driving home from her niece’s piano recital when an 18 year old boy in a stolen car with 5 other youths traveling in […]

Testimonies

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In today’s passage (Acts 21:37-22:22) we read of Paul sharing his testimony to a large crowd in Jerusalem.  He clearly spells out what he was like before his encounter with Jesus and what happened to him at the time of conversion.  His experience on the road to Damascus brought about a complete transformation.  He became  […]

Fruitfulness: Full or empty baskets (Psalm 69)

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Fruitfulness comes in many guises. As I’ve seen the English countryside with fresh hay stacks, apple trees and wild blackberry bushes heavy with fruit ripe for picking, fruitfulness inevitably associates the concept with harvest and productivity. As Christians, we want to ‘walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work […]

Do Not Give Up Too Soon

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“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9 -NIV) Dante Rossetti (1828-1882) was an English poet, illustrator, translator and an artist of Italian descent, with 195 artworks to his name. One day, an old man approached him and […]