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L.O.V.E.

L O V E – It’s a powerful four-letter word.  It’s presence, or lack thereof, will transform your life.  But what exactly is love?  I believe that there are two basic love experiences: love by chance and love by choice. Most of us have experienced love by chance or philos.  It is a love that is all about emotion.  It is…

New Year 2020

In the past week, I wonder how many times we have said the words Happy New Year!  Some people, while politely smiling and nodding, may be secretly dreading the year to come.  Many people don’t believe that happy, is going to be the word that will define the year 2020.  If you find yourself in that place, be…

The Gift of Hope

“A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, for yonder breaks a new and glorious morn…” Through this season I am reminded once again that God is a God of hope.  When He sent His Son Jesus to be born in a manger in Bethlehem and to die on a cross on Calvary, He brought salvation…

The Gift of Love

December is the month we take time to remember and celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.   John 3:16 is one of the best-known verses in the bible: For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son so that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life….

Foundations

Foundations.  We all have them.  In Matthew 7:24-27 Jesus tells us that there are only two types of foundations – those built on the Rock (Christ Jesus Himself), or those built on sand (any other thing).  If we want to build anything that will last, Jesus says that we will need to build on Rock.  As Christians, we build…

Thanksgiving and Praise

Enter His gates with thanksgiving; go into His courts with praise.  Give thanks to Him and praise His name.  Psalm 100:4 (NLT) One of the things I’m learning is that thanksgiving and praise go hand in hand.  Individually they are a powerful expression of worship to the Lord; but offered together they are an unstoppable force in changing the atmosphere and creating space…