Everlasting love

Everlasting love

A month ago, September 6th, Hurricane Irma severely damaged our home and completely destroyed our cottage on the island of St John in the US Virgin Islands. Our home was our major source of income through a short term rental company. Because of the major catastrophe, which left the east end of the island completely cut off from the rest of the territory, we didn’t find out the extent of the damage for several days later. Even now, 4 weeks past,...

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Self Control

Self Control

We’re all aware that self-control is one of the Biblical disciplines of a Christian life. Some forms of self-control are relatively easy for us, and others considerably more difficult. For example, you may state confidently that you are not promiscuous, a drunkard, gambler or practice any of the other troublesome human behaviours which are prevalent in society. However, before we take any personal credit for being such a ‘good person’,...

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The Ninth Commandment : Don’t lie

The Ninth Commandment : Don’t lie

You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour. (Exodus 20:16 ESV) How would you react if someone called you a liar? I expect most of us would take great offense. And yet, scholars note that ‘the thing that separates human beings from other animals isn’t the ability to reason or use tools, but rather it’s telling lies and human capacity for self-deception.’ In fact, they contend that ‘lying is a...

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In the steps of Paul

In the steps of Paul

For many years, I’ve been fascinated by the travels of Paul and I dream of visiting some of the cities and places he visited. So, when Annette and I were looking for a new theme, the idea of looking at the life and travels of Paul took root in our minds. As we discussed the idea, a project began to emerge but now we are beginning to wonder if we have perhaps taken on too much! Paul is such an important person in the early history of...

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The foundation

The foundation

Therefore, everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose,...

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