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The story is told of a jockey who won more races than anybody else. When asked how he did it, he said before every race he went into the stables and read this poem to his horse: ‘Roses are red, violets are blue; horses that lose are made into glue!’ Fortunately, God doesn’t...

The three essential steps to success are: 1) Do something; 2) Do something today; 3) Do something every day. One personal growth expert says, ‘We read about people who sail around the world in a thirty-foot sailboat or overcome handicaps to win a gold medal at the Olympics, and we later...

Cartoonist Jonny Hawkins drew a sketch of five board members sitting around a table at the annual church business meeting. One says, ‘I see our church’s biggest problems as communication and procrastination.’ To which a fellow board member replies, ‘I vote that we...

John Ruskin said, ‘What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.’ If you’re serious about succeeding at what you believe God called you to do, you must take three steps: 1) Do something! Sir Edmund...

Over one hundred times in Scripture we read, ‘It came to pass.’ That’s because most things in life aren’t permanent. Things change, but God doesn’t! Knowing that can help you to handle the bad times and stop you from clinging so tightly to the good ones. Here are...

The Bible says, ‘We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us’ (NIV). Some people don’t read the Bible because they think it’s all about saintly people whose lives have no bearing on reality. If you feel that way...

September 11, 2001, Americans awoke to scenes of horror that would remain enduringly etched on the national memory. Its shock waves told the world that things would never be the same again. Sleepy eyes stared transfixed as television brought home the collapsing twin towers with their thousands...

Have you ever tried to sit and watch a seed sprout? You can’t, can you? It stays in the ground until the time is right for it to emerge. There’s a lesson here. God has planted certain things within you, and you must wait for them to take root and grow. And the unresolved issues of...

Do you feel like God isn’t answering your prayers? Job the patriarch felt the same way: ‘I cry out to you, O God, but you do not answer; I stand up, but you merely look at me…When I hoped for good, evil came; when I looked for light, then came darkness’ (vv. 20 & 26...

We’ve all said the wrong thing, at the wrong time, to the wrong person, and ended up regretting it. A pastor was being honoured at a retirement dinner, and a local politician had been asked to make a speech. The politician was running late so the pastor decided to say a few words: ‘...