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Smile!

A few years ago I met up with a very good friend for a coffee. ‘How are you doing?’ he asks, genuinely interested in the answer. I ramble on for next 20 minutes – plans, uncertainties, worries, weariness. He looks at me. “Smile”, he says with a twinkle in his eye. It was just what I … Continue reading

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In His image

What do all these things have in common? The abortion of 200,000 babies in the UK each year, just over 1% for reasons of likely serious handicap. A Muslim debater challenges a Christian, “Can God also become a dog?” Higher road deaths in Africa than any other region of the world (WHO). Terrible industrial accidents caused … Continue reading

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Are you a refresher?

Michael Otieno, pastor of Bethesda Baptist Church, Tasia, Nairobi and co-author of Gaining the World, Losing the Soul shares some encouraging and challenging reflections from the example of an early Christian refresher.   Here is one who can be classified as a trusted friend: “The Lord grant mercy to the household of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed … Continue reading

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The virtue of stability (in life, in ministry, in Christ)

We live in a culture where stability, stick-ability, consistency are not really seen as virtues but disabilities. It’s good to be flexible, agile, constantly shifting, morphing, evolving, jumping from one thing to another. Everyone offers us change – politicians, internet providers, management gurus. To stick with one thing, to be the same person yesterday, today … Continue reading