Minute from a Minister


06
Dec 2015

If you know me, you will know that I love birds, the ‘finch’ type. You will also know that I love the bush. For me, there is no better holiday than to camp by a river with paperbark trees overhanging it and lots of birdlife around. I have no inclination to travel overseas and see man-made stuff; it doesn’t interest me in the slightest (except maybe a Holy Land tour). Sue keeps saying: we will have to educate you one day; maybe you’re thinking the same!   Anyway, I was pondering this......

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29
Nov 2015

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you & not to harm you, plans to give you hope & a future.’”   Here’s an article I found on this famous verse — “We often approach this verse as a security blanket: God has a plan for me that is good, so clearly this suffering I’m going through will end soon & then my flourishing will begin! But that is not what God was promising to the Israelites, and it’s not what he’s promising us, either.......

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22
Nov 2015

Dear friends, as you will be well aware, last Friday terrorists attacked Paris killing over a hundred people. There has been a constant stream of news coverage about it since. The coverage shows the evil of such attacks, the pain and loss and the devastation left behind. It is when you see things like this happening that you can be tempted to ask, “Is God really in control? And if he is, how can he let something like this happen?” Friends, this is a good and important question. I don’t have all......

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15
Nov 2015

Have you ever heard of FOMO? Well FOMO has just been added to the latest edition of a popular English language dictionary, let alone Google dictionary and Wikipedia! It stands for: Fear Of Missing Out. Apparently, and as confirmed by recent surveys, there’s an entire generation of people who are constantly worried they’re going to miss something. With the accessibility that technology and therefore social media provide, people are feeling more and more pressured to stay connected all the time, as well as feeling more and more anxious and depressed (fearful) when......

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