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Ripe to be picked. Shiny like the secrets of the universe itself. The unpeeled glowing little orb swung delicately from its branches in the cool breeze of daylight. And you know what? I wanted it. I needed to know what all the fuss was about. I craved the forbidden. ...

 
Philip was onto a cosy little number. Pencil-pushing his day away at the office. Quiet times to himself. Just a Bible and commentary to idle away the hours in the central-heated parts of the church. A nice blast of ‘Praise Him on the Panpipes’ seeping through the...

 
‘Jesus needs to be flushed out. He needs a little prod in the back to take centre stage. All this talking in stories is preventing him from action. Who is he anyway, some kind of holy Aesop hiding behind fables, or the revolutionary freedom-fighter promised to liberate the...

 
Imagine if the French had settled for an ‘Eiffel Chimney’. Or Michelangelo had just painted the Sistine Chapel a tasteful magnolia. Or Alexander Graham Bell had decided to just write a letter. The world would be a lot less colourful wouldn’t it? These entrepreneurs...

 
Maybe you’re not worrying about incoming offspring yet, but picture yourself ‘big with pig’ for a moment (guys will have to think creatively on this one.) You want to keep that little bundle of joy wrapped up tight in your tummy for as long as possible. The earlier...

 
You remember it vividly. One minute that person was praying for you, the next it was as if God himself was next to you, topping your heart to the brim with dreams and ambitions. Everything in that moment made sense. The struggle to find out why you were put on this earth was over....

 
Relax. Stick those headphones on. Google something. Pick up the guitar. Click iPlayer on. Master that new game on the professional setting. Have a snooze. Anything’s got to be better than spending time with the great bore in the sky, right? You can catch up with Him tomorrow....

 
Let ‘worry’ lord it over you and you’ll get these benefits free of charge: 1) someone to talk things over with at three-am. You’ll never come to any solutions or anything like that because worry likes to stay up and chat. 2) A personal fitness coach. Worry...

 
1) You know the kind of parent who buys off their child with presents? The sort that’s too busy to spend time with them, so they lob phones and iPods at the kid to ease their own guilt. It might be nice to receive the gifts, but it doesn’t say much for the relationship....

 
God must have His favourites. I mean, here’s little old you faithfully busting a gut to make youth group happen. Sweating prayers out of your forehead for your unconverted mates. Devotedly out of breath from advancing God’s kingdom. And what is God doing? He’s got...