Upside Down Kingdom

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I still remember the day when I swore at my classmate while we were in a heated argument. I was 16 or 17 at the time and had just been a Christian for 12 to 18 months. I felt the Lord gave me a ‘nudge’ to say, “You know that’s not acceptable now that you […]

Our Ultimate Purpose for Living

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The early church was very familiar with persecution. Within a short time after its inception, Stephen was martyred. They expected suffering and if martyrdom was the price of following Jesus, there was no higher honour. In the words of the apostle Peter to churches persecuted, “If you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, […]

Connectedness

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I am one of six children and the youngest in my family. My mum’s first pregnancy was sadly a miscarriage. She was carrying twin boys. I am very much looking forward to meeting them! Two years later, my only sister was born, followed by a string of five boys. Even though I was surrounded by […]

Real good is always new, marvellous, intoxicating

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In my younger days while spending hours in ‘study forced labour’, a friend suggested that for relaxation, I read CS Lewis’s Narnia children’s stories. These stories ignited a pilot light that opened a reality I had not previously experienced. I recently came across a quote that helped me better understand this reaction. ‘True ‘holiness’ is […]

Discipline and Delight – Renewing My Mind

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My AVG anti-virus/cleaner on my phone often gives me the message ‘What a mess!’ How rude, but it’s a reminder that I need to put intelligence and effort into understanding technology or else a bug could pop in and mess things up.  A rational effort is also needed to control mess and chaos at home. […]