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Glow little Glow Worm

Glow little Glow-worm

Quote; “As the stars tell us that there is a great light in heaven with whose glory they are made bright, so Christians are to make it manifest that there is a God on the throne of the universe whose character is worthy of praise and imitation.  The bright beams of heaven’s light are shining upon your pathway, dear reader, and I pray that you may make the most of your opportunities. Receive and cherish every heaven-sent ray, and your path will grow brighter and brighter unto the perfect day.  We gain strength by walking… Continue reading

Train the Mind

Train the Mind

 

Quote; “God requires the training of the mental faculties. He designs that His servants shall possess more intelligence and clearer discernment than the worldling, and He is displeased with those who are too careless or too indolent to become efficient, well-informed workers. The Lord bids us love Him with all the heart, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and with all the mind. This lays upon us the obligation of developing the intellect to its fullest capacity; that with all the mind we may know and love our Creator. 

If placed… Continue reading

The Fallen Tree

The Fallen Tree

The weather was very stormy, and the night seemed to go on forever, the lightning flashed, the thunder roared, and the rain hammered all night, and the gardener waited patiently until morning light when the storm had finally passed, now he could go out to survey the gardens.  There were leaves scattered all about, there were twigs and small branches scattered about, the flower beds were pressed flat, but sunshine should have them standing high again, standing tall and facing the sunshine, and then in the midst of the garden, he found it.

The storm had… Continue reading

God’s Saving Providence

God’s Saving Providence

 

Quote; “The fact that we are called upon to endure trials show that the Lord Jesus sees in us something precious which He desires to develop. If He saw in us nothing whereby He might glorify His name, He would not spend time in refining us. He does not cast worthless stones into His furnace. It is valuable ore that He refines.  “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28.

God never leads His children otherwise… Continue reading

In Hindsight

In Hind Sight

On Saturday June 23, 12 boys and their coach from the Wild Boars football team set out on their mission, right after soccer practice, to a 45-minute bike ride from their school to the notorious Tham Luang cave system, Thailand’s longest, with a series of tunnels, slippery rocks and cliffs with stark drop-offs shrouded in darkness, during the country’s wet season.  Their goal was to scrawl their names on the wall at the end of the tunnel.  Monsoon rain quickly turned their escape route, and all caverns and tunnels behind them, into raging dirty flood… Continue reading

Australian War Memorial

Australian War Memorial

If you have ever been to Canberra, the Capital City of Australia, you will find that at 5pm each day, they have the “Last Post Ceremony” and this is an “All Standing Service” held at the Museum around “The Pool of Reflection.”  You can even watch them on “YouTube,” and looking back over the pool, out through the main entrance, down ANZAC Parade, out across the lake, over the old Parliament Building and up the hill to the New parliament building and the Giant Flag Pole, it is very much an impressing and contemplative scene. … Continue reading

The Prodigal at Home

The Prodigal at Home

We all talk about the “Prodigal Son,” well that is the one who landed up in the pig pen, but seldom do we ever talk about the “Prodigal Son” who is at “Home.”  One is “Lost” out there in the “World of Sin,” while the other is “Lost inside the Church.”  The Parable of the 10 Bridesmaids challenges us that half of this unique “Church Group” found themselves not ready for “The Bridegroom” and were eternally lost and forever locked out of Eternity, oh how so very sad, just plainly, “Lost in the Church.”… Continue reading

Our Free Will

Our Free Will

 

Here is a quote from a book that I recently read called “Your Best Destiny” by Wintley Phipps, and on page 140 he states this; “If there is one thing I believe for sure, it is that God recognizes as sacred the right of every human being to choose to live according to what they believe – whether right or wrong.  Unless we are violating the rights of others, God considers our free will a most sacred right, and one that He will not violate.  Instead of making us obedient robots, He chooses to… Continue reading

Warrior or Worrier

Warrior or Worrier

The English Language has lots and lots of interesting little “plays on words,” where a minor change in the letters in a word, can make a major impact and difference in the words intent, meaning and even its force.  So, are you a “Warrior” or just a defeated and beaten down “Worrier?”  A Warrior is “one who is engaged in, or experienced in war.”  A “Worrier” is “one who is concerned and anxious about things that may or may not, or might not even happen.”  The two words are identical, except for a… Continue reading

Mees-us or Jesus

Mees-us or Je-sus

Who has ever made a “Bad Decision?” That stupid thing, that “no brainer;” well that includes most of us.  The TV adverts have “Drink – Drive” adverts and show the consequences of drinking and then driving, wouldn’t happen to me?  The Divorce Court is full of cases, and the Large Department Stores just love these “Mees-Us” buyers, they buy all these gadgets, and then fill up their cupboards with lots of them, when most are rarely, if ever used.  A load of very “Bad Decisions.”  All such decisions fall into one of two… Continue reading

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