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C. S. Lewis said, 'Joy bursts in on our lives when we go about doing the good at hand, and not trying to manipulate things and times to achieve joy.' Church isn't meant to be a place where everyone signs up to a serving rota out of obligation or duty - far from it! God wants us to...

People are at their worst when they treat each other as less than human, or box people off into categories of ‘not really human.’ We’ve all noticed it in society. Ignoring the elderly and shutting them in care homes, disregarding the homeless, prejudicing against other races...

If you’ve had one, you’ll know that computer viruses spell doom. Malicious software spreads throughout your entire system, infects your files and, if not caught in time, takes down your whole system. Ignoring a virus is not an option, as once you have one it continues to damage and...

 
Is that tight knot of regret a familiar feeling for you? Have the words ‘if only’ ever echoed around your head? ‘If only I’d not done that, not said that, not agreed to that!’ If you’re going through life beating yourself up, or finding...

 
Have you ever fasted? Do you know what it is, or why people do it? Many Christians don’t, and they are left wondering if it is essential to Christian living. But one thing that’s very clear from the Bible is that when God asks us to do something, there’s always a...

 
Are you feeling too caught up in your own problems to help anyone else? We all feel like this sometimes, but it’s not a feeling that we’re supposed to carry over into a lifestyle.
 
If you want to live a different way, a way that puts others first, you...

Suffering. No one wants it, we all try to avoid it. But have you noticed that it’s one thing every human has in common? No matter who you are, or where you’re from, everyone goes through it. Pain affects us all in different ways, to different degrees, but we all know what it feels...

 
In 1883, poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox was travelling by train to a celebratory ball when she noticed a woman weeping across the aisle. Wilcox crossed the aisle and spent the rest of the journey comforting her. When she reached her destination she was in no mood to celebrate. Later,...

Why is it that we ask, ‘How far can I go in this situation/with this person?’ instead of ‘How close can I be to God’s will?’
 
For instance, with relationships with the opposite sex, we tend to ask ‘How far can I go before it matters?’...

God cares about your home – not just the building where your family is, but the wider community you’re in, right now. Maybe you don’t enjoy the place you’re living in, but that doesn’t mean God has written off your chances of putting down roots and making the most...