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When you were younger, did you ever try throwing coins into a wishing well, or wishing if you saw a shooting star, or as you blew out your birthday candles? Maybe you heard the story of Aladdin, and hoped that one day you’d find a magic lamp with a genie too. It’s something we can still find...

How much does fear play a part in your life? Sometimes fear can be useful, such as when we, or people we love, are in physical danger. Then it can act as an alarm that something’s wrong and we need to get help or get out of the situation. (If we find we’re not recognising dangerous situations,...

In life we’ve got to keep growing, keep maturing and keep working to become more like Jesus. The Bible says that we need to ‘grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ’ (1 Peter 3:18 NIVUK) and that ‘the wise listen and add to their learning.’ But how do we grow? We...

When we allow wrong thoughts into our mind, we might be tempted to excuse them by saying, ‘What harm will it do?’ The truth is, it can do a lot of harm. The Bible says, ‘Put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires…put on the new self, created to be like God…Put off...

Jesus told His disciples that ‘in this world you will have trouble’ (John 16:33 NIV). Life’s not easy. We all experience stress, demands on our time, deadlines, expectations, personal pressures ganging up on us and constantly trying to rob us of the peace we desperately desire. No one is immune...

As we read the Bible, God will give us strength and guidance for our lives that we can’t get any other way. Eliphaz said to Job: ‘He bruises, but he binds up; he wounds, but his hands make whole’ (Job 5:18 NKJV). That’s what God does to us as we read the Scriptures. ‘His Word can cut through our...

When we become Christians, we accept God’s gift of salvation, and God works in us to make our nature more Christlike. It’s a lifelong process - we won’t suddenly become Christlike overnight. But we still have to make an effort to meet God and make changes in our life. And to make those big...

One of the ways God helps us to grow our faith is by allowing us to go through challenging situations. We need to have something to look forward to and believe God for, otherwise our faith stays in one place. In Mark 6:45-51, we’re told that ‘Jesus made his disciples get into the boat and go on...

Two important qualities that can help deepen a friendship are honesty and loyalty. The Bible says, ‘You can trust a friend who corrects you, but kisses from an enemy are nothing but lies.’ Sometimes we need our friends to tell us where we’re going wrong. While that can be hard to take, we know...

Being a good friend, and investing in the friendship, doesn’t necessarily mean that the friendship will never be challenging or that you will always agree on everything. Sometimes we can see our friends going down the wrong path, at other times they may even try and make us go down those paths...