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Prayer can be difficult. We struggle to know what to say, when to say it and how to say it. We listen and wonder if we’re hearing from God or not. So when we’re trying to think how we can pray, it’s great that there’s someone who we can look to for inspiration: Jesus. He spent a lot of time in...

At funerals, there’s usually a time when people speak about the person who’s died. They often share memories and what they loved about the person. When we die, what do we want people to say, and remember, about us? It’s probably not going to be how much money we made, what grades we got in our...

When things don’t go the way we’re expecting, or circumstances seem to be against us, it’s easy to fall into the trap of complaining. It can temporarily make us feel better. But it won’t solve anything and in the end it actually makes things worse. The cycle goes like this: we have a problem so...

We’re very good at putting limits on ourselves. We might not always realise we’re doing it. It might be something as simple as seeing a job advert, and immediately thinking ‘I couldn't apply, they probably want someone with more experience.’ Or maybe we’ve not done as well as we’d hoped in exams...

We’ve all gone through moments of complete helplessness. Times when we felt absolutely powerless to help others, or even to help ourselves. It might be our own thoughts holding us back, because we feel we’re not capable or not strong enough to face something. Maybe the words of others have...

Our calling will always be connected to an unmet need or an opportunity to do good. It was in listening to the cries of the Israelites in slavery that Moses discovered his calling. So did William Wilberforce. He devoted his life to seeing slavery eradicated in Britain. Nelson Mandela was a...

When God called Moses, one of the first questions He asked him was: ‘What is that in your hand?’ Moses was holding his shepherd’s staff – the one he used each day to lead and protect his sheep. But God had a different plan for it – a greater plan He used it to part the Red Sea and lead Israel...

Ever had to work on a group project with someone who didn’t have a good attitude towards the task, or towards the tutor/manager who set the project? Even if they do their fair share of the work, it somehow makes the task seem harder. A bad attitude can negatively affect all kinds of things, like...

2 Corinthians 6:18 tells us that God says, ‘I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters’ (NIV). Maybe you’ve had a great relationship with your own father, and you can use that experience to try and grasp the immense love God has for us when He calls us His sons and...

We all have things in our lives that we hold onto. Things that slow us down and, sometimes, prevent us from moving forward at all. Whether it’s fear, insecurity, perfectionism, past hurts or something else, if we never let them go, then we start to have so much baggage that we can’t carry it all...