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Life Lessons

Every Secret Exposed – What About God?

By On April 10, 2018

When the FBI or the MI5 show up at your door, unannounced, with a search warrant, it must be a horrifying experience. With all the power and authority of the American or the British Governments behind them, they start rummaging through your personal belongings. Their warrant says nothing is off-limits. It is a raid. Drawers are opened. Secret stashes are…

Changed Lives

Lost and Empty Then – Peace and Purpose Now

By On April 9, 2018

Personal Testimony of Richard Ross Early Life I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, in the city of Berkeley. Berkeley was then a quiet college town, and I was happy there with my parents, and my three sisters. My father was a professor at the University of California, and most of the family friends were university people, sharing…

Bible Bites

“I Would Like to Do More.”

By On April 3, 2018

When there’s something to be done, are you standing-in-line waiting for the green light to start? Or do you make yourself scarce or unavailable? Do you show up when the bulk of the work is done, hoping people will assume you did your fair share of the work? Are you the last one to show up and the first one…

Bible Bites

Bare Minimum Mode

By On March 27, 2018

“I’ll do it – but that’s it. I’ll do what I have to do, but nothing else. Don’t expect anything more out of me. I’ll do my part but that’s all I’m doing.” I hate seeing that side of ‘me’ but it’s there; and, I need to confess it to the Lord.  When Paul wrote Philemon, he was asking Philemon…

Life Lessons

Infrastructure Bridges are Critical – The Spiritual Connection

By On March 21, 2018

Infrastructure spending is a big-ticket item for governments. Public transit, airports, roads, bridges, tunnels, sewers, dams and much, much more, fall under the infrastructure umbrella. Infrastructure is the framework – the facilities and systems used and taken-for-granted everyday by people in a functioning society. Cash-strapped, in-debt governments often post-pone spending on long-term, non-glamourous infrastructure projects – favouring heart-throb projects, that…

Bible Bites

Am I Finding Christ’s Yoke Easy?

By On March 20, 2018

Maybe the word ‘yoke’ is not an active word in your vocabulary. A seamstress refers to the yoke of a shirt. Pilots refer to the yoke as the control wheel. Gaming geeks who are into joysticks and controls, probably talk about their yoke for their flight simulator game. Aging farmers nostalgically recall the yokes they once used on their animals….

Bible Bites

Flourishing and Growing Luxuriantly

By On March 13, 2018

Flourishing and leafing. It sure sounds like life! There’s something refreshing and very alive about a plant-stalk budding and breaking out into leaves. It may have just been a stem and stalk for quite a while; but then, a few little tender leaves break out of buds, followed, perhaps, by some blossoms appearing. For those with green thumbs – this…

Bible Bites

Applying the Salt Today

By On March 6, 2018

One recent study estimates that 2.3 million people around the world die every year because of too much salt. Research says adults in North America ingest, on average, nearly 4,000 mg of sodium every day. That far exceeds the recommended upper limit of 2,400 mg of salt daily. But really, your daily salt intake is not the primary focus of…

Bible Bites

The Galatian Lists

By On February 27, 2018

Have you ever been excited over seeing your name on a special list – such as a High School Honours List or maybe the Dean’s List at university? Do you think billionaires get excited when their name appears in Forbes annual listing of billionaires? How does an author feel when they see their name on the Best Seller’s List? When…

Bible Bites

Showcasing Amazing Grace

By On February 20, 2018

Most who came through her doors were lacking morally pure intentions. Her dark business was prostitution and her life revolved around this trade. Day after day she sold herself to men who sacrificed their character and jeopardized their reputation for a moment of sinful pleasure. Sheepishly, with guilt, her clients left her house with their heads down, trying not to…