Stop ‘Awfulising’!

‘Do not worry.’ Matthew 6:31 NIV No matter what happens in life, try to keep things in perspective. When you don’t, you end up viewing minor problems as major ones. Or you do the opposite, treating significant situations as ‘no big deal’. Either tendency—‘awfulising’...

Try Bird Watching!

‘Look at the birds.’ Matthew 6:26 NLT You may not like the political party that’s in power, but you’re much better off than the Jewish people Jesus was speaking to here. Their country was occupied by the Romans, and they paid extortionate taxes to keep them in power....

Stay Calm!

‘Keep your head in all situations.’ 2 Timothy 4:5 NIV A woman was sitting in her lounge when a small black snake suddenly appeared, slithered across the floor, and made its way under the sofa. Being deadly afraid of snakes, she ran to the bathroom to get her husband,...

Doling Out God’s Grace (2)

‘Do not nullify the grace of God.’ Galatians 2:21 NASB Chuck Swindoll says as believers we’re often intolerant ‘of those who don’t fit our mould—an attitude that reveals itself in the stoic [statue-like] stare or burning comment. Such reactions will thin the church...

Doling Out God’s Grace (1)

‘You would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.’ John 4:10 ESV When the woman at the well offered Jesus a drink of water, He replied, ‘If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, “Give Me a drink,” you would have asked Him,...