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The Manger of my Heart

by Secretary

There’s a story of a shoe salesman who was sent by his company to a country in Africa to test the market there. After being there for two weeks, he sent word back to America, “Please bring me home. Nobody wears shoes over here”. The company brought him home and flew another salesman there. In […]

Jesus, more than a babe in a manger!

by Secretary

Observed in many church traditions in the month of December, Advent is a season to prepare our hearts in anticipation and celebration of the birth of Christ. While no one is really sure when the first Advent took place, some believe it dates back to the 5th century when monks had to fast during December. […]

Faulty Thinking

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A recent seven-year mental health report showed a rising tide of psychological distress among young Australians. A quarter of young people are experiencing psychological distress, women double the frequency of men. We have also noted this trend over the last 12 months on my frontline, with a significant spike in psychological and physical issues in […]

Training up a child in the way he should go (Prov 22:6)

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I once had the privilege of serving as a Youth Pastor. It was not so much the programs or Bible studies we conducted that kept them coming back each week. I found relationships are what holds youth groups together. Sally would call her friend, Amy, on a Thursday night and ask her what she was […]

Parenting

by Secretary

A parent was asked, “What’s parenting like?”. Here is the reply, “You know all the side effects they list on prescription drug commercials? It’s like that”. Here’s a quip from another parent, “Before becoming a parent, I didn’t know I could ruin someone’s life just by asking them to put pants on!” In a nutshell, […]