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An American veteran who was part of the D-Day invasion described meeting Churchill prior to the launch of that bloody offensive against the forces of Nazism. He said D-Day was the most frightening experience of his life. “In fact,’ he said, ‘I don’t think some of us would...

The word “synergy” pictures a group of people working together in a great cause, each functioning at their highest level and enjoying it. John Wooden, former coach of the championship UCLA basketball team, said: “During my coaching years and ever since, I have made a point of...

In Old Testament times, if you killed someone by accident, their family had the right to take your life in return. So God arranged six ‘cities of refuge’, three on either side of the Jordan River, so that no matter where you were you had access to God’s mercy and protection....

Life is lived in seasons; if you don’t understand that, you’ll be constantly frustrated. Some seasons are for sowing, some for waiting and some for reaping. Sometimes you have a short, intense burst of growth followed by a longer period of stabilising and testing. ‘But what...

Professor Howard Hendricks mentored hundreds of pastors and leaders. He writes: ‘As a young leader, my biggest mistake was allowing my time to be eaten up with things outside my core competencies. I wanted to set the pace for others, to demonstrate that nothing was beneath me, so I devoted...

Because the very essence and nature of God is love, it’s in loving others that we are most like Him. Paul writes, ‘If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve got nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what...

You don’t need faith unless you’re hoping for something. Hope establishes the goal; faith is the bridge that gets you to it. There’s no need to build a bridge if you’re not going anywhere. But if you’re going after something you can’t reach on your own, you...

What is ‘the shadow of the Almighty’? In the wilderness where Israel wandered for forty years, temperatures could get up to 120 or 130 degrees. There was no shade except what was provided by the tents in which the people lived. So they understood this powerful metaphor, ‘under...

Here are seven occasions when knowing God’s voice is all-important: 1) Hearing from God before you entertain the ideas of others. Why? Because their ideas are not His commands. Don’t make commitments and end up bound by promises you can’t keep. You must love others, but be led...

Jesus was the perfect mentor. He told His disciples, ‘The works that I do [you] will do also.’ If you want to reach the fullness of your God-given potential, ask God for the right mentors. You will always go further with a good mentor coaching and pushing you. Some mentors are given...