• Keep Your Heart With All Vigilance

    5 July, 2019

    The heart is the fabric of a man. It is his fibre, his engine room, and his bubbling headwaters to life. At times men attempt to hide their heart from view through a perceived self-protective necessity. In pride or in fear they choose not to be known. However, many other times despite a man's…...[read more]

  • My Image Carries My Beauty!

    5 July, 2019

    The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. (Psalm 19:1) A gardener's eyes and thoughts wandered past his freshly trimmed hedge. A 'new' panorama captured his sight. Wistfully he gazed above the distant gums, he felt a beckoning. He allowed his eyes…...[read more]

  • Nowhere To Run - Nowhere to Hide

    4 July, 2019

    Have you ever felt that you share in the long-suffering of Job? Heart-tearing loss encompasses you, soul-numbing sadness fills your eyes, and even your spouse has advised you to turn your back on God. And, all the while the shame of blame pours across you. Your friends who seek to comfort only…...[read more]

  • Imprisoned by Hope

    3 July, 2019

    There is a colorful, teasing and exceptionally obscure verse 'hidden' very close to the end of the Old Testament. The prophet Zechariah (circa 520BC) pleads with the Lord's people to return to their land, and God will unfold His wonderful plans. Return to your fortress, you prisoners of…...[read more]

  • 5 Worthy Desires

    3 July, 2019

    'The heart of Christ desires peace' (anon), so too men. Desires of the soul trump the desires of the flesh. They are the deeper and authentic yearnings, undulled by the flesh. The flesh can never offer satisfaction to them. They express the core longings implanted within man, the real…...[read more]

  • Stirred towards Mercy

    3 July, 2019

    Mercy is the door a man opens to his enemy, still knowing he need not, still knowing he continues safe from his enemy, and most notable of all - that he gains precious little. Mercy is the lubricant of forgiveness, an anointing of unmerited kindness. Mercy is an armistice of light within many a…...[read more]

  • Wisdom & Avarice Meet

    3 July, 2019

    Greed and wisdom are the strangest of soul-mates. In fact greed is a thief to wisdom, it is a sickness of the heart. The true story is told when wisdom almost completely cured avarice. In 1519 a young explorer, Hernando Cortez, armed by deceit set out from Spain to Mexico. His intent was to…...[read more]

  • The Lost Cord of Early Christians

    3 July, 2019

    The year was 1925, the setting was the Belgian Congo. Charles Thomas Studd sat in an exhausted solitude well beyond much western Christian imagination and wrote: Sometimes I feel and especially of late, that my cross is heavy beyond endurance... my heart seems worn out and bruised beyond repair,…...[read more]

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