Category: Worship

6 Treats - 0 Tricks

29/10/2019
6 Treats - 0 Tricks

Confronting each aware soul is the perennial march of evil.   Evil's biggest deceit, it's largest victory is in consent to its 'unseen' ways.

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5 HIGH-OCTANE BLESSINGS

29/7/2019
5 HIGH-OCTANE BLESSINGS

The good Lord cares for our inner fire, He stokes it from bucket-loads of high-octane of blessings. Where blessing exists, favor lives.

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HALLOWEEN'S COMIC SIDE

25/7/2019
HALLOWEEN'S COMIC SIDE

Have you ever noticed Halloween is largely pictured comically, with soft fearsome images? The comic quality seeks to santize its fears and weaken its threats.

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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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Jesus Offers Relationship

27/3/2019
Jesus Offers Relationship

How much of the weekly Sunday processional is massaging a conscience rather than a lifting up of holy hands in prayer? Religious habits can deceive the possessor as few things can...

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Idle Idols

21/2/2019
Idle Idols

Warmly his eyes smiled. Gentle fingers curled around a golden miniature Buddha. A captured heart and focussed mind knelt with great care before this slight statue.

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Tomorrow Comes!

28/11/2018
Tomorrow Comes!

Mankind lives within his final countdown. The good Lord has given us all abundant promise and enormous warning of His intentions to return.

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Soaking the Soul's Wick

14/11/2018
Soaking the Soul's Wick

Complacency is an equal enemy to busyness for the disciple. Each lead to a spiritual negligence with the sure risk of faith's flame becoming snuffed out.

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Building the Palace of Peace

4/9/2018
Building the Palace of Peace

No matter how healthy we be, how vigorous our constitution, how well provided for financially, we must not think that our mountain is so strong it cannot be removed.

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The Joy of Devotion

15/7/2018
The Joy of Devotion

Waiting for those devoted is an uncelebrated divine favor. It is unusual that these find honor among men, nor are they envied. In fact, men think such activity strange.

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Stirring 9 Reformed Sensibilities

26/6/2018
Stirring 9 Reformed Sensibilities

Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity (Hebrews 7:1a) For those Christians inclined to solitude, who question and reflect. . .

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When Church Hurts

25/6/2018
When Church Hurts

'Church is a re-fuelling station - the spiritual frosting on the cake after a week of personal cake baking.

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Hitting Back at Poor Identity

5/6/2018
Hitting Back at Poor Identity

Sketching is almost everything. It is the painter's identity, his style and his conviction. ~ Fernando Botero From the seeds of time man has valued himself by his work.

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Satan's Most Masterful Stroke Against Christians?

9/5/2018
Satan's Most Masterful Stroke Against Christians?

Is Christianity stumbling, nay falling to senseless men? Has it become subject to those without spiritual reason? Is the contemporary Christian casual, or are they casualties? We Christians have: the richest of faiths,the storehouses...

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Remember The Good Lord

22/3/2018
Remember The Good Lord

Many were outraged decades ago as I belted out a song in Sunday School. The melody was my delight, if not my singing to those around. Johnson Oatman Jr.

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When Beauty is Bothersome

21/2/2018
When Beauty is Bothersome

An unnamed broke woman a jar and poured its perfume on Jesus' head. Indignant bystanders harshly rebuked her. But, as always, Jesus was not backward in coming forward.

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When Evil Wears a Party Mask

29/10/2017
When Evil Wears a Party Mask

'Halloween kickstarts our annual extended welcome to the souls of the departed' ~ Elizabeth Farrelly. She knows not Jesus, but is sure correct on this point.

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Heaven's Taster

27/6/2017
Heaven's Taster

Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord.

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Done With Church?

24/5/2017
Done With Church?

Are you done with church but not with Jesus? Has church become less than civilised for your spirit as well as your soul? Does the shepherd scatter the flock; do the sheep...

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Are You in a Court or a Church?

22/5/2017
Are You in a Court or a Church?

My eyes were high but heart low as I sat under a most troubling 'Christian' heresy,  An academic luminary who is far from the New Testament's measure common and un-schooled men boldly...

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C.S. Lewis Ponders 'Praise'

16/2/2017
C.S. Lewis Ponders 'Praise'

I had never noticed that all enjoyment spontaneously overflows into praise unless shyness or the fear of boring others is deliberately brought in to check it.

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Exploring Solitude#

7/7/2016
Exploring Solitude#

The thought of striking a paddle upstream against the tide of crowds is daunting at the least when it is far easier to be connected 24/7.

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Solitude & Me#

6/7/2016
Solitude & Me#

As with our Lord and St. Benedict, I too require solitude's fields of refreshment. In solitude I discover more of Jesus. He then disarms me with love.

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St Benedict did Solitude#

5/7/2016
St Benedict did Solitude#

Saint Benedict (c480-550) was not always a human saint. Born as Roman nobility, he would abandon his normal studies around the turn of the sixth century.

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Jesus did Solitude#

4/7/2016
Jesus did Solitude#

Did Jesus ever make a mistake? His brief season upon planet earth was punctuated in silence, devotion and prayerful solitude. A model we all would do well to heed.

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Alone & In Love

15/4/2016
Alone & In Love

Lovers do not care to share their lover. The heart in love yearns to give to, and share their lover's full attention.

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Pillar Talk

22/10/2015
Pillar Talk

The one who is victorious I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will they leave it.

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Pillow Talk

21/10/2015
Pillow Talk

The pillow beckons while the blankets bleat as dawn's soft rays peep through the curtains. . . roll over.

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The Ever Changing God?

19/8/2015
The Ever Changing God?

When does a god need a crystal ball, a stick of dynamite or a round table discussion? When He has failed.   Elijah spoke disparagingly of gods that fail.

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Of Wolves & Worship

11/8/2015
Of Wolves & Worship

So you want to leave church? Tempted to give up the faith, fleeing toxic fellowship and never rejoining Christ's body? The bleatings and finger-pointing from the pulpit, mixed with the jostling of...

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3 Step Faith

6/8/2015
3 Step Faith

There exists a mere three steps to achieving success in each generation upon earth for the God of heaven. Yep - that's right, nothing tricky, just three.

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How to Truly Love!

5/2/2015
How to Truly Love!

Jesus would project these love truths daily upon your mind's eyes given opportunity: Love is looking into your eyes and seeing your heart. Your happiness is my happiness .

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Intoxicated by God ~ A

20/1/2015
Intoxicated by God ~ A

Where can I wander to, what hill may I climb, what valley descent dare I plumb where the Lord is not there? Where can I hide my heart or file my...

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God's Most Needed Man!

6/10/2014
God's Most Needed Man!

Soul Snack 190/14 . . . Sages are men of an unusual wisdom, gifted and necessary oracles for their time. The Christian sages our Lord calls - prophets.

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The Anticlimax Ache

13/8/2014
The Anticlimax Ache

Soul Snack 154/14 . . . Anticipation lies! Two decades ago a brisk wind whistled around my helmet as I twisted the throttle of my new bike.

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The Sunshine of Love

7/8/2014
The Sunshine of Love

Soul Snack 150/14 . . . Circa 1967 Eric Clapton strummed The Sunshine of Your Love, countless more worldwide have since joined the chorus.

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The Enemy of Love

3/7/2014
The Enemy of Love

Soul Snack 125/14 . . . With a now memorable disappointment, I read last century an aging journalist's singular top tip for life.

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A WeightWatcher's 'Waste'

2/7/2014
A WeightWatcher's 'Waste'

Soul Snack 124/14 . . . Awaken Your Incredible was the bellowing headline as I extracted a colorful A5 WeightWatcher's sales-pitch from my mail pile.

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God's Solid Gold

1/5/2014
God's Solid Gold

Soul Snack 82/14 . . . God treasures praise. This brief vision shows how much. Gold-dust Piles#I saw a small pile of gold-dust.

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Bread Alone?

3/4/2014
Bread Alone?

Soul Snack 66/14 . . . Man has learned to live upon bread alone, but this is not as God intended.

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Bombarding Me

2/4/2014
Bombarding Me

Soul Snack 65/14 . . . Dear Father, There are verdant valleys and rolling mountains before your eyes that I have never seen.

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Is The Reformation now lost ?

2/2/2014

The 5 Pillars of the Reformation. By the sixteenth century an aging Christian church of sedentary faith had sought power and profit at the expense of Gospel truth.

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A Divine Merger

29/1/2014
A Divine Merger

SoulSnack 20/14 . . . Love seeks union. Has your pulse long pounded to be with another? Union is the bonding of love.

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The Mausoleum

3/12/2013

Soul Snack 232/13 . . . The Mausoleum An ancient ecclesiastical monolith shadows the gates of the stadium called Christendom.

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The Hovering Cross

2/12/2013

Soul Snack 231/13 . . . The Hovering Cross Imagine a cross hovering waist high above the ground. It hovers perfectly parallel to the ground.

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Great Mercy

1/12/2013

Soul Snack 230/13 . . . Great Mercy The Christian Church (Jesus' bride) is God's wonderful creation for the up-building and preservation of His saints.

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New Wine ~ C

14/11/2013

Soul Snack 219/13 . . . New Wine ~ C Now is the time that God corrects again the body of Christ.

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Psalm 23 Unplugged

14/10/2013

Soul Snack 197/13 . . . Psalm 23 Unplugged God's presence is all I want on earth! God leads me beside quiet waters.

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A Song for Jesus

12/9/2013

Soul Snack 176/13 . . . A Song for Jesus# King David did not strum this upon his harp, nor King Solomon pen it for the pages of Psalms.

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Whitman's Sampler

6/9/2012

Soul Snack 157/12 . . . Whitman's Sampler Travelling to a place with a song in your heart is a rare joy in a world that travels for duty.

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Christ's Cells - B

9/7/2012

Soul Snack 114/12 . . . Christ's Cells - B Brennan Manning that oft broken sage reflected. . .  Ritual acts are the undoing of authentic religion.

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Thinking about Thanks

17/5/2012

Soul Snack 78/12 . . . Thinking about Thanks# Our days seem to get so busy, our time escapes us and our hearts can be so heavy.

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Songs of the heart

13/11/2011

Soul Snack 197/11 . . . Songs of the heart Last night my daughter and I energetically rocked to the songs of icon Oz pub rock band Cold Chisel.

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Emancipation

4/11/2011

Soul Snack 192/11 . . . Emancipation Gratitude is not so much found where there is abundance -- gratitude is more often found when abundance is absent.

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Gaining God

3/11/2011

Soul Snack 191/11 . . . Gaining God I don't expect and I don't like a God who comes in failure, in loneliness, in poverty.

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Learning Life

3/10/2011

Soul Snack 169/11 . . . Learning Life I have spent my life striving, willing, cajoling, manipulating, seeking, running, advancing and retreating.

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Spiritual Terrorism

1/11/2010

Soul Snack 189/10 . . . Spiritual Terrorism Striking at the heart of any modern warrior is the fear of unknown devices and an ambush swelled with malevolent intent.

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Turning pained hearts

12/9/2010

Soul Snack 154/10 . . . Turning pained hearts The driving rain smashes on his windscreen, shattering all his immediate hopes and plans. Headlights helplessly pierce the storm-induced darkness.

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The Thanks Tracks

19/7/2010

Soul Snack 116/10 . . . The Thanks Track But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

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No silent heart.

23/3/2010

Soul Snack 37/10 . . . No Silent Heart. Rising (quite often with little attention) within each of us are the passions of the heart.

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Hearts vs Heads

2/3/2009

Soul Snack 9/21 . . . Hearts vs Heads Strangely not worn, but certainly wearied well beyond her years, not a soul would believe she was only 60.

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Dismal Devotion!

15/12/2008

Soul Snack 8/219 . . . Dismal Devotion!   Gale force winds and driving rain snatched repeatedly at the frail plastic door lock and assaulted this aged aluminium van.

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Crowns Down

21/10/2008

Soul Snack 8/181 . . . Crowns Down This open door was glaringly inviting, so too the voice that was heard.

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Praise Central

14/10/2008

Soul Snack 8/176 . . . Praise Central Directness was an unwelcome and troublesome quality Jesus exhibited with a predictable consistency across His ministry.

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Permanent Pleasure - Now!

3/9/2008

Soul Snack 8/148 . . . Permanent Pleasure - Now! Cloaked in the anonymity of night, silently he stood. Gazing with deep thanks beyond the shimmering starry hosts.

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'Rock Shelves'

8/8/2008

Soul Snack . . . 8/130 'Rock shelves'. An unwearied rock-shelf marked the permanent boundary between safety and danger.

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The Sands of Time

29/4/2008

Soul Snack 8/60 . . . The Sands of Time Captured in deep sand below a balmy tropical sea, this silent time-encrusted sentinel to man's mis-placed confident endeavours lay.

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Heaven's "Hold"

8/2/2008

Soul Snack 8/7 . . . Heaven's HoldWhen I said, "My foot is slipping," your love, O LORD, supported me. . .

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