My mother’s mantra

My mother’s mantra

This past week my mother would have turned 104. She died when she was 64. But her wisdom didn’t die with her. The legacy she left me is this: BE A CREDIT. Now, you might think that she could have at least been a little more spiritual, backing it up with scripture, etc. But, she was more clever than that… she wanted me to find the scripture myself that would support her wish for me personally. My sisters could search for their own. Mom...

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Indescribable, uncontainable…

Indescribable, uncontainable…

A few weeks ago we visited a friend who is a true ‘stargazer’. He’s not only fascinated by the night sky, but also in the available computer and camera technology that allows him to see into the depths of the heavens. He does this from an exterior telescope which is motorised remotely from the comfort of his office on his computer screen. We stood behind him and watched in amazement as he showed us on his computer the galaxy...

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Equality

Equality

It seems that, with every day that passes, society becomes ever more obsessed with ‘equality.’ We want equal pay, equal access to any career, equal opportunities in every sphere of life. Obviously, a man and woman doing the same job to the same standard should be given the same pay, but do we all have the same right to practice any career we want? Would you feel confident that your army comprising of equal numbers of men and women would be...

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The Seventh Commandment: Don’t commit adultery

The Seventh Commandment: Don’t commit adultery

You shall not commit adultery. (Exodus 20:14 ESV) Like the sixth commandment (You shall not murder), the seventh commandment is equally, short, unequivocal and seemingly quite straightforward. And, just like the sixth, it’s altogether more far-reaching than we might imagine. While there’s no such concept as ‘small sin’ versus ‘large sin’, adultery has the particular characteristic of involving deceit and a desire for someone who is, in...

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Women in the life of Jesus

Women in the life of Jesus

Before we look at the specific women it’s interesting to remember that at the time of Jesus women had a very low status. However, Jesus treated women with dignity and respect. He had a number of women who surrounded Him and these women are mentioned in all four Gospels. These women supported and served Jesus and are, of course, role models for women of today. Very significantly, the first people to see Jesus after the Resurrection were...

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