Category: The Teacher

THE UNHERALDED!

13/8/2020
THE UNHERALDED!

Towering above known human boundaries was a mind given to faith and a heart that would feed it. Her feet had no choice, they could only follow.

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Of Rainbows & Dust

9/8/2020
Of Rainbows & Dust

Wide and young eyes gazed into a new distance full of wonder. As he marveled his eyes 'grew'. Unaccustomed to the expanse before his eyes, they became somewhat transfixed.

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Kissing Peace

23/7/2020
Kissing Peace

Where is love if it finds no agreement with faithfulness? Where is righteousness if peace does not rally? Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.

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The Race for your Soul

7/3/2020
The Race for your Soul

There is a competitor for each human's soul. The body returns to dust, the spirit returns to He who gave it, but the soul lives on - forever.

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8 ANCIENT TRUTHS

16/7/2019
8 ANCIENT TRUTHS

It appears that the desire for virtue by men and women may have been stronger in seasons long past. History records their unusual pursuits, reflections and affections.

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HYPOCRISY

12/7/2019
HYPOCRISY

Mankind drapes himself in habits that will hide him from himself. We don costumes to deny the true self from self (and from many others).

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When There Is No Tomorrow

8/7/2019
When There Is No Tomorrow

Mankind only travels earth for a few short years before his silver cord is severed, the golden pitcher smashed and he takes that journey he hopes is to a calm...

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APOCALYPSE

6/7/2019
APOCALYPSE

Upon whom does God's light not rise? (Job 25:3b)God's eyes fall upon the ways of all men. He knows and examines the paths they take.

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If Time & Chance Fall

5/7/2019
If Time & Chance Fall

When reason evades suffering (as it usually does) and life appears unfair - only 'time and chance' can add but a dissatisfying explanation.

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Stirred towards Mercy

3/7/2019
Stirred towards Mercy

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...

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5 Worthy Desires

3/7/2019
5 Worthy Desires

'The heart of Christ desires peace' (anon), so too men. Desires of the soul trump the desires of the flesh.

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Choose your refuge carefully...

2/7/2019
Choose your refuge carefully...

The time to re-set thinking is never too soon.   There are vital and life-giving thoughts belonging to those who would re-script and even resist mankind's processes of thinking.

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'A Secret to Wealth' + much more

1/7/2019
'A Secret to Wealth' + much more

Does wealth fear any predators within a man's soul?  Maybe wealth devours the mind above all other consuming desire? Is it mankind's native instinct to choose the paths that may lead to...

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The False Shepherd

30/6/2019
The False Shepherd

Can you discern the voice of false teachers? They are sure to blare on your radio, your podcast and your TV set. They may even lean on your pulpit.

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The Authentic Shepherd

28/6/2019
The Authentic Shepherd

Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber.

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Driven to Holiness

24/6/2019
Driven to Holiness

Until you know that life is war you cannot know what prayer is for. ~ John Piper Prayer is meant for men, that they should seek God.

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WISDOM from ABOVE

9/3/2019
WISDOM from ABOVE

Six centuries ago Martin Luther examined his heart. His report ended with ~ I more fear what is within me than what comes from without.

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Poking the Dragon

24/11/2018
Poking the Dragon

The good Lord discriminates. His verdict is soon for earth. The harvesting sickle hovers. Mankind abhors discrimination, for he holds no discerning heart.

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A Heart for Wisdom.

22/11/2018
A Heart for Wisdom.

Israel's second king, King Solomon remains synonymous with wisdom. He was wiser than any other man. Solomon spoke 3000 proverbs, he wrote 1005 songs and also described God's creation.

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That Evil Man-Flu!

13/11/2018
That Evil Man-Flu!

Weighed down under the wicked suffering of the world's 'second-best/worst' man-flu - I thought! Honestly, it was all I could do. As almost a man-flu survivor (N. B.

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Shaping the Soul

17/9/2018
Shaping the Soul

A man is formed by what informs him.         Ten reflections to shape the soul within. For, from the soul arises life or death.

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Lubricating the Mind

1/8/2018
Lubricating the Mind

Proverbs lubricate a man's thinking and enquire of his soul. They can be soft or sharp truths to dwell upon, to savor as sweet or sour.

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Christianity Confidential.

10/7/2018
Christianity Confidential.

The Lord lives in secrets, canopied by deep and unsearchable things. Man can no more fathom God's mind than he will submit to the Lord's righteousness.

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Reaching into Softness

11/6/2018
Reaching into Softness

Somewhere around 430 AD Abba John travelled to Syria to consult the great Egyptian monk, Abba Poemen. He was now well advanced in years.

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The Unfamiliar Way

12/4/2018
The Unfamiliar Way

A highway winds through life's valleys, climbs the ridges and paradoxically reaches to the sky. It is both pot-holed from unimaginable weather, and then sealed again by heaven itself.

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Of Sacrifice & Virtue ~ A

25/2/2018
Of Sacrifice & Virtue ~ A

Sacrifice is known as a very fearful thing. It looms as a gaping abyss upon the evangelical landscape. But, sacrifice is the spiritual life-breath to any forward-moving believer.

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Wealth Without Hardship

20/2/2018
Wealth Without Hardship

Money is morally neutral, but wealth wobbles. Wealth holds one of two paths. It is either a life-blesser or a life-claimer, constructive or destructive. Wealth resists restraint.

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The Mastery of the Heart

17/2/2018
The Mastery of the Heart

Is not the heart a spiritual commentary upon the life of its owner? Of the heart and the head there is that matter of much difference.

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The Thirsting of the Soul

6/2/2018
The Thirsting of the Soul

A thirsting soul longs for more. Those who audit their heart in times of difficulty and not just check their head will see a soul gazing upwards to heaven.

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Shaking a Sacred Tree

27/12/2017
Shaking a Sacred Tree

With more than a hint of courage Martin Luther peeled back the accumulated Christian thinking of the church five centuries ago. Christian knowledge and theology were most necessarily refined.

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The Mother of all Passions#

14/11/2017
The Mother of all Passions#

A disciple once approached Abba Agathon in his 'cell' (a hut or a cave where the desert monks lived) and inquired - I want to live with other brothers, tell me how...

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A Parable of an Old Man#

11/11/2017
A Parable of an Old Man#

An old man was sitting in his 'cell' (a hut or a cave where the desert monks lived) and a voice came to him which invited: come and I will show...

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Learning He Was Wrong

6/11/2017
Learning He Was Wrong

I saw a man who wore that shining necklace of pride. (See Psalm 73:6) Then I saw the same man both weak and knowledgeable.

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My Sins Run Out Behind Me

23/10/2017
My Sins Run Out Behind Me

Sadly, I am a skilled gardener. Too often I have potted life in the rich soils of poor judgements. This dirt I have watered well and fertilized frequently.

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Apples of Gold

16/10/2017
Apples of Gold

The sage bridles his mouth before the mind dangles the tongue. Intense emotions, overwhelming feelings cause a man to speak the unthinkable, or think the unspeakable.

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The Blessed Man#

17/9/2017
The Blessed Man#

He who trusts in the Lord, indeed thirsts for Him, is truly blessed above all men. Each morning his heart reaches to Heaven before his head turns his hands.

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3 Rocks from the Son

1/8/2017
3 Rocks from the Son

Rocks are formidable. Even small ones fell giants. Many times rocks are described with god-like qualities. Immovable, unchallengeable and unchangeable. Firm, strong, steadfast and resilient.

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The Day of the Eagle

12/7/2017
The Day of the Eagle

Eagles are the undisputed warriors of the heavens, the veterans and victors of the skies. Their wing's payloads are both the graces and judgements of God.

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We Have Been Sold A Pup!

12/6/2017
We Have Been Sold A Pup!

Eight decades ago Francis Schaeffer argued: The concept that the final reality is energy which has existed forever in some form and takes its present form by chance has totally destructive...

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4 Ways I Betray Me!

6/6/2017
4 Ways I Betray Me!

There is a powerful and painful education when a man chooses to learn truths about himself; he will gain wisdom, for is not such humility wisdom's father? Learning about myself: The lips...

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Carpe Diem!

25/5/2017
Carpe Diem!

Not long before Christ's birth an ancient Greek scholar Horace penned the aphorism, Carpe Diem - Seize the Day. Inspired by Horace's time-sealed footprint I paused again to ponder.

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9 Shelters of Wisdom

1/5/2017
9 Shelters of Wisdom

When I pause my body I also still my soul. It is then my soul reaches a safe shelter, and I can set my mind to dwell above.

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A Sweet or Two for the Soul

7/3/2017
A Sweet or Two for the Soul

As a body craves for sugar, so too the soul for that sweetness of understanding: Every morning the Lord's rich mercies are deeper than the oceans and wider than the skies....

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How A Man Rises To God

19/2/2017
How A Man Rises To God

Few men walk in the knowledge of righteousness, even fewer meditate upon its wisdom. Righteousness is disdained, lambasted and refused by good and bad men alike.

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19 Proverbs Afresh (1-10)#

22/1/2017
19 Proverbs Afresh (1-10)#

Proverbs were first penned by the King of Wisdom - Solomon. Three millennia have washed the sundials and clock faces of earth since their writing.

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Brushed by Contentment

28/8/2016
Brushed by Contentment

Too much of this world fills our western eyes. It is one or the other - this world doesn't fit with us or we don't fit with it.

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The Cancer of Resentment

24/8/2016
The Cancer of Resentment

Resentment swings as a dull grey pall above relationships. Anger then turns this grey to black. Resentment promises an unspoken vengeance.

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The Rising Sins of Knowledge

14/8/2016
The Rising Sins of Knowledge

Diotrophes has been dishonorably remembered for two thousand years because he loved to be first. Not a pleasing epitaph. (See 3 John 9) Self-promotion is not an original thought.

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4 Tips to Choose Good Company

11/8/2016
4 Tips to Choose Good Company

Could this be true: good company is easier to choose than bad company is to lose? The Lord offers these tips on choosing friends: 1) A righteous man is cautious in friendship, but...

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Dividing Good & Evil

14/6/2016
Dividing Good & Evil

Mankind sings himself hoarse to his own changing tunes. He dances in Babylon but refuses join hands with Jerusalem. The libraries of this world become our kitchens.

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Little Gifts

7/3/2016
Little Gifts

Could these following affirmations just be droplets from heaven? Maybe they are the true drip of Divine reality, YES -  to the souls so caught up in what is highly valued...

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A Wisdom for NOW!

28/1/2015
A Wisdom for NOW!

Familiar and comfortably proud lives blanket the western world, selfishly sculpted by ambition and desires.

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Missing Dawn!

22/9/2014
Missing Dawn!

Soul Snack 182/14 . . . Sweeping with a tiresome regularity across each man are life's changes and chances. There are days of joy and days of sadness.

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Peeping to Tomorrow

19/8/2014
Peeping to Tomorrow

Soul Snack 158/14 . . . What has been built will be broken. What has been found will be lost. What has been done will be undone.

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Perfection upon earth?

3/10/2013

Soul Snack 191/13 . . . Perfection upon earth?A certain elderly Christian man approached another and enquired, I am indeed already dead unto the world.

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Life's Pursuits

30/6/2013

Soul Snack 122/13 . . . Life's Pursuits What has been found will be lost. What has been assembled will be broken. What has been done will be undone.

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Betterment

13/2/2012

Soul Snack 126/13 . . . Betterment The happy have little cause to examine their life. The wealthy always desire more.

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