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Peter Ramsay

Bible Bites

Not Easy, but it’s Right!

By On October 17, 2017

“We grew up with these people. I love them. Our lives are so intertwined. Our families have known each other for generations. We have, or should I say, had so much in common. We live beside them; we share important occasions with them and we have devoutly followed the same religious beliefs. But increasingly, I’m feeling torn. I feel a…

Bible Bites

How Much Would It Take?

By On October 10, 2017

Sooner or later you’ll be tested on what you believe to be right. It’s one thing to say you believe something but when you are blindsided by an attack on what you believe, then you discover just how deep your conviction is. The attack may not be a hostile threat or prolonged humiliating ridicule. It could be sugar-coated, with tons…

Bible Bites

Ever the Shepherd

By On October 3, 2017

Cruel, impatient, hostile, rough and careless are words you would not use to describe the qualities of a good shepherd. The word ‘shepherd’ conjures up images of affection, care, diligence, patience, gentleness, guidance, etc. People who work in an abattoir aren’t normally marked by a love for the animals they slaughter. For them, it’s business – a means of survival….

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Your Story is the #1 Best Story

By On September 26, 2017

Someone would probably laugh or be annoyed if I claimed that my personal story is, from my own perspective, the #1 best story in the world.  But is it an empty claim? Not really. It’s not proud or arrogant to find greater joy and depth in your own story than in the story of another. Of course, the focus here…

Bible Bites

Landmarks and Locations Important to You

By On September 19, 2017

Bahamas. Bermuda. Barcelona. Bora Bora. Bondi.  Besides the fact that these places all start with ‘B’, what else do they have in common?  If you had a vacation at any one of these places, you would have no difficulty remembering the beach. Try this one. What do these places have in common? Sycamore tree. Damascus Road. Philippian Jail. Desert Highway…

Life Lessons

Why Didn’t Equifax Apply the Patch?

By On September 18, 2017

The news of millions of personal identities or at least, identifiers, being stolen by hackers from the giant credit-rating Equifax Corporation (9500 employees) (1) was unsettling and shocking. In recent years, we have become accustomed to hearing news of personal information being stolen or exposed online by hackers. We read the frequent headlines and move on to stories of greater…

Bible Bites

Without it – Forget it. It’s Just a Wow!

By On September 12, 2017

Wow Story #1 “It’s amazing. I heard him myself. It wasn’t trickery. He really did it. He can speak 6,912 different languages. Mandarin, Hindi, Spanish and English are the four biggies – but I asked him about some of the most obscure languages on the planet and he did it! He is a super polyglot. He blew me away!” “But…

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Don’t Pray that Prayer Again

By On September 5, 2017

Did you ever get the signal from the Lord to not pray a certain prayer again? “That’s enough. Don’t make that request again. Accept My position on the matter.” One day, Moses was exalting the Lord in prayer: ‘O Lord GOD, you have only begun to show your servant your greatness and your mighty hand. For what god is there…

Changed Lives

The Gospel of John Movie

By On August 31, 2017

This dramatization of the entire Gospel of John in the Holy Bible, goes verse-by-verse and chapter-by-chapter, without any additional words being added. If it is too long to watch in one viewing, you can do as few or as many chapters as you like and then start the next time where you left-off. Obviously, no one in our age can…

Bible Bites

Slippery Slopes of Despair

By On August 29, 2017

When your mind is racing with fear and every possible doomsday scenario is flashing before you, the last thing you want to hear is: ‘Be calm. Don’t worry. Don’t be anxious. Just pray.’ Sadly, there are days in our lives when verses from the Bible almost seem to mock us. When we are in the thick of it we can…