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It's all very well saying we should tell the truth all the time. But sometimes the truth isn't quite as impressive, or as shocking, as we'd like it to be. So we soup it up a little – just a touch of exaggeration here and there – to make the story a bit better...

 
According to Psychology Today, more people say they have cheated on their marriage partners than on their income tax returns or expense accounts. Nearly half say that if they scratched another car in a car park they would drive off without leaving a note, even though 89 percent...

 
A young man vowed not to get married until he found the perfect lady. Finally, he found her. But then he discovered she’d vowed not to get married until she found the perfect young man. Last we heard, neither of them are married!
 
If you bury what God’s...

 
Sometimes our prayer requests can start to resemble the gift lists for Santa Claus we wrote when we were kids – all about me, me, me. Just as we never put requests for others on our annual letter to Lapland, we can omit to include them in our daily prayers to our Father in...

 
If we’re honest, we’ll admit that we mostly like to stick at doing the things we’re already good at. We cling to what comes naturally to us because it’s what’s known; we’re comfortable with it and can ace it every time.
So here’s a...

 
There’s quite a bit in the Bible comparing the Christian life to running a race and physical training. Maybe that doesn’t motivate you -maybe the first things that come to mind are flashbacks of wheezy PE lessons, stitches, sore legs and the ultimate humiliation of...

 
Yesterday we saw the importance of keeping our thought-life in check because sin often enters our lives through temptation. But there’s another area where our thoughts can cause us to sin: the failings of other people.
 
When people upset us or let us down, it...

When we sin, it doesn’t “just happen” – like we tripped over a rock in the road. Sin in our lives doesn’t come out of nowhere. The Bible says, ‘Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. These desires give birth to sinful actions...

 
Here’s a healthy bite of truth to chew on: ‘For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the...

 
Once upon a time, as the famous parable tells, there was a contest between Wind and Sun. They fought to see who could remove the coat of a man walking down a street. Wind had no doubt about its ability, so it simply blew great gusts of air down with all its strength. But it hadn...