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It’s usually only when addicts ‘hit bottom’ that they’re willing to embrace a twelve-step programme of recovery, and submit to the guidance of a ‘sponsor’ who will help them by holding them accountable. Where did the twelve-step principles originate? From Scripture! The Bible says, ‘Confess your...

You’ve probably heard the joke about the lady who prayed, ‘Lord, give me patience; and I want it right now!’ That’s not so funny when it reflects how you live. If you get annoyed at having to wait for anything, your impatience can hurt you. The only person who has the power to make things happen...

If you’re an organised, time-conscious, purpose-driven, make-it-happen kind of person you can get upset with incompetence and low productivity in others. And you can end up speaking words that hurt them and don’t bring the result you hope for. In Proverbs chapter thirty-one here’s how Solomon...

A woman who was about to become a mother-in-law wrote to columnist Abigail Van Buren: ‘My son will marry his girlfriend this summer. She’s a lovely girl…already a cherished member of our family. I remember a prayer you ran; a pep talk from a woman to herself as she approached mother-in-law...

Before Jesus walked on the Sea of Galilee, He climbed a mountain to be alone with His Father in prayer. He left the demands of the crowd at sunset, prayed until dawn, then came down the mountain in the power of God’s Spirit and stilled a raging storm. (Wouldn’t you love to know how He prayed...

Twice in Scripture God spoke into our darkness. In Genesis chapter one He said, ‘Let there be lights’ (v. 14). And in John chapter three Jesus declared, ‘Light [has] come into the world’ (v. 19). To walk with God you must reject the ways of darkness and walk in the light. Fungus grows best in...

The third thing you must overcome on your way to success is ignorance. As writer Don Wood quipped, ‘Stupid is forever; ignorance can be fixed.’ Far too often we don’t think realistically, or we fail to seek out the information and expertise we need. Edison failed many times, but his eventual...

The second issue you’ll have to address is your emotions. While they can be a gauge of how you feel and a clue to what needs to be changed in your life, never let emotion alone dictate your decisions. Ask anyone who has to perform at the top of their game, and you’ll find that much of their time...

Peter McWilliams said, ‘To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes, may be the biggest mistake of all.’ For the next few days let’s look at some things you must overcome to succeed in life. Situations. Do you feel like you’re mired in a dead-end one? Maybe you’d like to go to college...

Patience is a difficult skill to practise when it comes to relationships. This is particularly so when you feel lonely, empty, and incomplete. When that happens you can jump the gun, and make a choice based on your limited perspective rather than the larger picture that would emerge if only you...