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Elijah reached the summit of the mountain. He steadied his feet on a rock and turned his eyes down to the ground, hundreds of feet below. ‘One step. That’s all it would take’, he thought. ‘One step and it will be all over. No more weight of expectation...

 
Question one: Your pastor asks you to consider joining the frisbee community outreach team. Do you… a) Get straight to the Frisbee shop. Hey, if the pastor has asked you, the Lord has spoken, right? Or, b) Tell your pastor you’ll get back to him after you’ve...

 
The Bible says ‘Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander’ (Ephesians 4:31 NLT). But how? Sometimes the only way to get over your hurt feelings is to seek reconciliation – getting back the relationships you might have lost. And if you are...

 
Two sisters: one puts her feet up, laughing loudly, talking the night away with the guest. The other diligently sticks to the kitchen, making sure there’s soup in the pan, bread in the oven, drinks in cups. And yet it is Mary, the chatterbox, who Jesus commends for doing the...

 
Some Christians believe in patron saints who intercede for people with particular professions, problems, or illnesses. There are patron saints for everything – St Antipas of dentists, St Stephen of bricklayers, St Genesius of comedians, and even poor old St Polycarp of...

 
A bored Christopher Wren was skimming stones across a river when, to his astonishment, he looked up to see each stone had magically fallen into place to erect a cathedral. Lo, St. Paul’s was born! Michelangelo was mindlessly vandalising a slab of marble when a passerby pointed...

 
Kristen Stewart didn’t just stroll up to the Twilight set and grin for the camera. And it’s unlikely that Christian Bale found the keys to the Batmobile on his doormat. Like all actors, they have agents behind the scenes working up deals, securing auditions and...

 
Elijah reached the edge of town, and dropped his bags to the ground, worse for wear from his long trip. He cleared the sand from his eyes and watched an old woman go about her business. She was struggling to hoist a bucket of water up from a well. Elijah’s voice cracked as he...

 
The Dark Angel of Disunity wrung his hands nervously. Lucifer sat behind his enormous chrome desk. ‘What do you mean ‘they didn’t fall for it’?’ asked Lucifer. Disunity shrugged his shoulders. ‘I don’t know, boss. Pride, envy, gossip...

 
Father Abraham is often put out there as a great example of faith, and rightly so. He was no spring chicken when he heard God speak to him, but he quickly got with God’s programme and was obedient. After all, God said, ‘All the families on earth will be blessed through...