Category Archives: encouragement

shipwrecked! – do you need an anchor?

Charles Swindoll writes:                   We see bumper stickers that say “I’d rather be sailing”                  or “I’d rather be fishing” but no one says “I’d rather                  be sinking”, “I’d rather be ship wrecked”. The bottom of the ocean is … Continue reading

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how to be successful

Have you ever wanted to get beyond the disappointment of failure? Have you ever had to do something that you just did not want to do? For Peter and his fellow fishermen, it had been a night of struggle. Hard … Continue reading

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the voice

THE VOICE Jesus speaks in times of doubt. “If it is you” we say to the Lord in moments of fear, hesitation, and doubt. Of course Peter should recognize his master’s voice by now – as sheep recognize their shepherd … Continue reading

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What amazed Jesus?‏

Sometimes it is the people who we’ve ‘written off’ our ‘most likely to succeed with God’ list who end up surprising us with energetic and exemplary demonstrations of faith. Time and time again Jesus encounters unexpected ‘living by faith’ incidents. … Continue reading

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ENOUGH!

Psalm 6:3 “My soul is in anguish. How long, O Lord, how long?” No one likes a trial. And tests are for school, not life – right? Yet, somehow in the sovereignty of God, these ‘ t’s ‘ (tests, temptations, … Continue reading

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don’t pout in the drought

We have enjoyed a warm sunny summer after a month of rain in June. Yvonne and I were walking on the trails behind our house in the Kimberley Nature Park this morning. Wow, how dry the forest is! At one … Continue reading

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peace that stands on guard duty

ON GUARD! – CANADA DAY WEEKEND 2012 The Canadian national anthem repeats the phrase “we stand on guard for thee“. I hope it suggests the willingness of every Canadian citizen who sings it – and not just the willingness of … Continue reading

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