Lev 19v9-10 – Take or leave?

Have you ever watched a competition show, like a cooking challenge, where the contestants must race into the pantry and grab as many ingredients as they can to give themselves the best chance at winning? In a winner-takes-all world, success is often determined and defined by those who take the most. It’s quite simply; those… Continue reading Lev 19v9-10 – Take or leave?

Col 3v12 – How are you different?

I had this challenging thought the other day – “In my day-to-day life, how do I live differently from someone who doesn’t know Jesus?”. We often talk about actions speaking louder than words, but do I live a life that mirrors Jesus? When I’m late, and a taxi cuts in front of me, and now… Continue reading Col 3v12 – How are you different?

Heb 10v24 – The Ultimate Reality Show

Do you want to be in the ultimate reality show? You’ve heard of popular shows like Survivor, where the challenge is to outwit, outplay, and outlast the rest. Or other challenge shows like The Amazing Race or Home Makeover. Well, you’re invited to the Love and Good Deeds challenge. This two thousand-year-long running challenge is… Continue reading Heb 10v24 – The Ultimate Reality Show

Luk 11v13 – Giving Good Gifts

Your five-year-old son runs into the house and asks you for a drink of water. Will you give him poison? It’s a crazy question. Of course not. We will give him clean, pure water to quench his thirst. You are completely stressed out, unsure of what to do and not sleeping well. You are so… Continue reading Luk 11v13 – Giving Good Gifts

Luk 10:36 – Go and do likewise

“The Good Samaritan” is a well-known parable. It is clear and easy to understand – be like the Samaritan and show love, empathy, and kindness to others. Simple right? The simple messages are often the most profound yet easily overlooked in our lives. I was reminded of this during my recent marathon attempt when I… Continue reading Luk 10:36 – Go and do likewise

Pro 15v23 – The farewell

It’s the end. Friends are sharing their eulogies. My eulogies. I listen as they give thanks for what I did, and say how much they will miss me. It’s lovely to hear. No, I am not dead, but it is the end of my 40-year association with my university, where I was first a student… Continue reading Pro 15v23 – The farewell

Rom 5v8 – Happy birthday

🎵“Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday dear…”. Whether we smile or cringe when people sing this to us, most people enjoy it. A birthday is one day when we feel special, a day that marks the anniversary of our entry into life. And, if we are blessed to have people in our life who celebrate… Continue reading Rom 5v8 – Happy birthday

Gen 50v21 – Unexpected kindness

A long time ago, there was a family who lived in the land of Canaan. One of the sons was the dad’s favourite. His brothers envied and hated him for this. They wanted to kill him but instead sold him as a slave to Egypt. Here life was terrible. He was falsely accused of a… Continue reading Gen 50v21 – Unexpected kindness

Eph 4v32 – Showing Kindness

My father-in-law always showed amazing acts of kindness – children, pets, and strangers all benefited from his kind heart. However, to show acts of kindness, it’s important to be prepared. So he always remembered to have sweets in his pocket to share with the kids at church, treats for the dogs, or food in his… Continue reading Eph 4v32 – Showing Kindness

2Jo1v6 – Walking in love

We love walking – walking in the mountains, walking in nature, walking in scenic villages, walking in any interesting place. But, while these may all be beautiful places to walk in, there is one place where we must all walk in – “And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As… Continue reading 2Jo1v6 – Walking in love