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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...

 
My momma always said to me, life is like a box of Quality Street. Before you get anywhere near the tin, someone’s always snaffled all of the Strawberry Creams…
 
People are mixed bags, and usually more like “Cadbury Mis-shapes” sold...

 
‘I can’t do anything, I’m totally useless! And they said I was pathetic. Just look at me. I’m hopeless, my life’s a mess, everyone would be better off without me.’
 
Have you ever thought or spoken words like...

You are unique, wonderful, amazing, and magnificent. In fact you are ‘God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance … to do.’
 
Yes, you. Yes. You.
 
Right now, God...

A preacher once said, 'God speaks through the Bible!' This led to much discussion among the church: 'But God speaks through dreams and visions as well,' said one. 'And He speaks through people too – what about words of knowledge, prophecy and tongues?' pipes up...

If you had a friend over, you might let them crash on your bedroom floor with a casual disclaimer to ‘excuse the mess’. But if the Queen made an unexpected trip and wanted to stay, you might make more of an effort. Everything would be clean and presentable, for starters.
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When talking about church, Soul Survivor’s leader Mike Pilavachi once said, ‘It’s neat and tidy in the graveyard, but it’s messy in the nursery.’ Despite the chaos, there’s no doubt that there’s plenty of life in a nursery. So whether your church makes...

 
‘The church is full of hypocrites. I stuck it out for longer than I wanted, but there was still no change so I left them to it. Besides, it’s your relationship with God that counts.’
 
It’s true that, ultimately, your relationship...