Alive and Active Day 4: Know Your Family History.

The Old Testament is like studying our family history, like going on Ancestry.com and finding out where you came from. The promise to Abraham in the above verse is that he will be the father of “a multitude of nations”. This is fulfilled in the people of God and the body of Christ today.

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Alive and Active Day 9: Would You?

As I read my Bible and I read about the people in it, I ask myself would I do what they did? Remember these people are not super-heroes, even though they are incredible examples for us to live up to, they are normal men and women who faced the same fears and worries that we face every day!

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Alive and Active Day 10: Notice When it was Written.

2 Timothy is the final letter of the Apostle Paul to his ‘son’ in the faith, Timothy. Imagine getting a letter from your Pastor, mentor or friend and knowing that this is the last time you will hear from them before they die. You are going to value their words, cry and weep and take note of every instruction.

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Alive and Active Day 12: Learn From Their Mistakes.

1 & 2 Kings are historical books that are looking back on the mistakes of the previous generation and noting those who did right in God’s eyes and those who did evil. The Bible presents for us not just lives to example and follow but it also presents lives to learn from and use as a warning to change our behaviour.

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Alive and Active Day 13: Read it Again!

The story of Jonah may be one you have heard over and over again in Sunday School; you have seen the felt board version, watched the movie and you have it down pat now! But I got it completely wrong. I thought God was chasing down Jonah because he was being disobedient and not prophesying when he was told to.

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Alive and Active Day 14: Make it Yours!

Make your Bible yours, buy one that reflects your nature, write all over it, journal in it, highlight and engage with it, because it is alive and active. The Bible is not boring, so stop making it boring. Take it outside, read it at the beach, read it at the lake, read it on your boat.

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How Dare SHE Teach!

I know what I am called to do, I know who has anointed me to do it and I am strong in my calling in God so I hesitate in writing this blog as I don’t really want to get involved in the numerous debates around this subject.  But for the generations who come after me I thought I would put my thoughts and experiences down on paper (so to speak!).

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Clean Eating: Bible Style

Over the break I let myself go and I allowed myself to eat anything and everything I wanted to. But as incredible and freeing this way of living life is, you can’t live life like this all the time. I found after about a week of ‘free living’ my body started to crave routine again. My body was malnourished and I needed some direct nutrients and vitamins, stat!

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Heart Of Healing | Kate Forsyth

In Exodus 15:26, God declares, ‘For I am the LORD who heals you ’. The weary and thirsty Hebrews are complaining as they find the waters of a pool, that offered hope, to be bitter. God’s answer is to put a type of the Cross, the tree that Moses is directed to throw in, into the situation.  

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Parenting In The 21st Century | Jeremy Fernando

Parenting in the 21st century has become one of the most difficult vocations one could aspire to hold. I can attest to this difficulty first hand being the father of five girls and the only male in a blended family. I have had to ‘play it by the book’ as my mentor Garry always tells me. This ‘book’ of course is the greatest source of wisdom this world has ever known… the Bible. And it has been unfailing in delivering me parenting tip after parenting tip.

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