Mar 5v15 – A Crazy Story

There’s a crazy story in the Bible where Jesus encounters a madman called Legion. “This man lived in the burial caves and could no longer be restrained, even with a chain…Day and night he wandered among the burial caves and in the hills, howling and cutting himself with sharp stones” (Mark 5:3-5). But despite his… Continue reading Mar 5v15 – A Crazy Story

Divine Rescue

While walking my dog, I saw my neighbour’s cat had cornered a mouse. I wondered why he froze instead of attempting to escape. I learned that mice exposed to cat urine while nursing associate the predator’s scent with safety. They become trapped in dangerous situations with no fear, even though they experience increased stress and… Continue reading Divine Rescue

Psa 34v4 – Fear Fix

What fears are you carrying with you at the moment? Fear for your health? Fear for the state of your country? Fear for your finances? Fear for your family? A Google search says, “Fear weakens our immune system and can cause cardiovascular damage, gastrointestinal problems such as ulcers and irritable bowel syndrome, and decreased fertility.… Continue reading Psa 34v4 – Fear Fix

Joh 8v36 – The drowned frog

I noticed a dead frog floating in the small tub we filled with water for our water-loving aqua dog to cool down in. The issue was that the frog, attracted by the irresistible allure of the water, could hop in, but it couldn’t get out. And so, sadly, the very thing it most desired would… Continue reading Joh 8v36 – The drowned frog

Pro 29v25 – Escaping the Snare

Snares are dangerous. They are difficult to spot, but once they get a hold of you, the more you fight, the tighter it gets. There are many snares in life, but the greatest snare is the fear of man. This is the fear of losing your money or losing your job, losing your health, and… Continue reading Pro 29v25 – Escaping the Snare

Pro 28v1 – Running away

“The wicked run away when no one is chasing them, but the godly are bold as lions” (Proverbs 28:1). Many of us remember sneaking a cookie from the jar as kids. Even when no one was around, there was always an extra bit of caution, not wanting to be seen or caught. But have you… Continue reading Pro 28v1 – Running away

Pro 25v19 – Broken Tooth

The world is in huge trouble. We are seeing wars, floods, earthquakes, and a huge increase in other natural disasters. Civil society is falling apart. There is so much hatred, violence, fear, despair. So, where do you turn to find comfort in these times of trouble? Is it your job, sport, friends, social media, medication?… Continue reading Pro 25v19 – Broken Tooth

Pro 24v19 – Who are you jealous of?

When we observe our neighbourhood, city, and country, we often see doom and gloom, as evil seems pervasive. It’s easy to worry and stress about this. The world appears in disarray, but this isn’t a new phenomenon. Proverbs 24:19 advises, “Don’t let evil people worry you or make you jealous.” Worrying, stressing, and seeking approval… Continue reading Pro 24v19 – Who are you jealous of?

Pro 12v25 – Releasing the strangle

I find etymology, the study of the origin of words and their meanings, intriguing. One example is found in Proverbs 12:25, which reads: “Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up”. The word “worry” comes from the Old English word “wyrgan”, initially meaning “strangle.” If you’ve ever grappled with intense anxiety,… Continue reading Pro 12v25 – Releasing the strangle

Mic 4v3 – God’s future

War in Ukraine, war in the Middle East. Drug violence, gun violence, robberies, hijackings. We are in a world living in fear, where violence is occurring in every continent of the world. If you are feeling despondent or fearful, God wants you to put your hope in His promised future, which will last forever. “In… Continue reading Mic 4v3 – God’s future