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What is this life all about?

Published on Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:55
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So much of life is rated in terms of achievement, whether material, social or otherwise. The father of a friend of mine worked every hour – more than he had to - so that he could provide well for his family. When he got to retirement, he calculated that...

Remembrance Day

Published on Wed, 1 Nov 2017 15:34
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Remembrance Day is fast becoming the new Good Friday for the British public. Perhaps it was the sea of poppies in the moat of the Tower of London in 2014 to mark 100 years since the start of the Great War. Perhaps it’s the identification of unity with...

Having a Role to Play

Published on Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:08
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In Matthew 9:9-13, we read Matthew’s own testimony of how Jesus singled him out of a culture known for cheating and swindling with other people’s money. The challenge Jesus made was to a make a lifetime commitment to follow him. There was a role for...

Treasures in Heaven

Published on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 20:25
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Fred collected lots of money from trick-or-treating and he went to the candy store to buy some chocolate. “You should give that money to charity,” said the sales girl. Fred thought for a moment and said, “No, I’ll buy the chocolate. You give the money...

Ups and Downs

Published on Wed, 2 Aug 2017 15:38
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You never know what the weather is going to do. This photograph was taken on Tuesday 1st of August, perhaps bringing hope of a month of glorious sunshine. Yet 24 hours later, it’s overcast, a little bit chilly and not boding well for the next few weeks,...