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“Do everything without complaining…”

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do.” In his classic book, Games People Play, psychiatrist Eric Berne  said that one of the most frequent  of  human pastimes is a game he called, … Continue reading

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Is the God of the Muslims the same as the God of the Christians?

I guess this is the kind of emotive trench warfare that I generally tend to avoid, but it was a question put to me honestly, I think,  (over the Christmas sprouts) and so I began to think out a reply … Continue reading

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God devises ways to bring the banished home

There’s a strange little sentence in 2 Samuel 14:14 that has changed my life. Here it is: “For we will certainly die and are like water that is spilled on the ground and cannot be gathered up again. Yet God … Continue reading

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A Different View from the Top

I don’t know about you, but I’m on a steep learning curve. Apparently, “Delayed Comprehension Disorder” is a cognitive glitch, a difficulty in processing information that every would-be educator or parent will readily identify. (“What is it about “No” that … Continue reading

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When your mind wants to bolt

When your mind wants to bolt, But your heart hangs on, It’s because you don’t know (with absolute certainty )what the truth is.   When you waste so much time On something that you want to believe is true, You … Continue reading

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The Runaway Tongue

Scientific-speak dubs it  “a failed inhibitory ability.” Maybe you’re not a sufferer? Maybe you remain tight-lipped under pressure and every word trots carefully into place like a verbal show-jumper, with the precision of a Jane Austen heroine. (Why can’t I … Continue reading

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So is it REALLY “Don’t Worry – Be Happy?”

“Therefore don’t be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’” Matthew 6:31. Don’t be anxious! Why would you be so? The passage gives three suggestions. Food, drink and fashion. It sounds like … Continue reading

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