Faith is standing on God's integrity

Faith is standing on God’s integrity

“Now the just shall live BY FAITH: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him” (Hebrews 10:38). Most of us would rather have the path clear before us. We would like to know how it’s all going to turn out. We would like to know what steps to take to achieve our purpose or goal. But that is human wisdom, not faith. God has…

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Competition: Win tickets to see Nick Vujicic

Without any medical explanation or warning, Nick Vujicic was born with neither arms nor legs. Growing up, Nick had to learn to accomplish tasks like cleaning teeth, brushing hair, typing, sports and personal challenges of being bullied in school and depression. As time went by, Nick began to embrace his situation and understand his purpose in life. He obtained a double degree in accounting and financial planning and since his…

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Menopause: a sacred journey

We are comforted by God’s predictable rhythms. The sound of our breath in and out, the beating of our hearts. The waves crash against the shore and recede, crash and recede. Day after day the sun rises and sets, the moon waxes and wanes. But a woman’s monthly cycle inevitably comes to an end. From the time we are young girls hoping for breasts, we have owned this rhythm. It…

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The praise of men will trip you

“For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.” (John 12:42–43.) Are you doing good deeds out of love for God and neighbour? Or are you doing good deeds in order to draw attention to yourself and not God? Is there a part of you wanting to be noticed and esteemed by others? When you try to cultivate a good reputation, you are open to the danger of inviting…

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A prayer for aging with dignity

“Black don’t crack!”

I am sure you have heard of the phrase, “Black don’t crack!” This does hold some truth,  but how each of us lives during our youth will likely impact how we age. And the reality is, both women and men age – it’s natural. Having said that we do have the ability to prevent and/or delay debilitating chronic diseases. It is in everyone’s best interest to take action to protect the health…

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God will never let you down

God will never let you down

Romans 5:5 – And hope does not disappoint; because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Hope. We cannot live without hope. The word “hope” in the Greek means “confident expectation.” But what about when we “hope for something” to happen in this life that is in line with God’s will for our lives and it doesn’t? Although…

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The effort is in the surrender

The effort is in the surrender

Many of us are very aware that the biggest messes we’ve made were when we thought we were in control or we were desperately trying to grasp for control. Sadly, our efforts to cling and to control often fail us. obedience requires us to lay aside again and again the plans we had made for ourselves. In order to fully live with Christ, we must die to selves, surrender daily. God’s desire is to bring us…

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His Grace is the gift that allows us to forgive

We have all been victims of the inequity of life. We have all suffered pain and betrayal. Perhaps we were passed over for a job promotion, or were diagnosed with cancer. Perhaps our marriage is not fulfilling, or we’ve lost our lover. Perhaps our financial future is bleak, or our child has died, or we’ve lost someone or something near and dear to us. Life is not always kind and it…

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Heart to Heart: Lungi Ngaphi

Heart to Heart: Lungi Ngaphi

Raped, divorced, angry and today God is using her. Who are we talking about? Lungi Ngaphi a woman who has learnt that God is truly the Only Source of joy and life. Her story will resonate with so many women who have been  abused, physically and sexually and women who have wondered what is the meaning of their lives. Lungi believed that the God who her great-grandfather was talking about…

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God loves you. Personally. Powerfully. Passionately.

God loves you. Personally. Powerfully. Passionately.

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38,39). God loves you. Personally. Powerfully. Passionately. Others have promised and failed. But God has promised and succeeded. Jesus loves…

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