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A.C.T.I.V.E Prayer

ACtive PRayer

Many years ago, I was taught the 'ACTS' pattern for my personal prayers. It's a simple acronym. Begin with A Adoration (Praise and worship), then C Confession (Of sin, seeking forgiveness), then T Thanksgiving, and finally S Supplication (Make your requests to God). Oscar Muriu suggested a slight modification. He calls it ACTIVE prayer. It's an acronym. Same, same - b...

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Wisdom's Call

Wisdoms Call

Listening to Jonny's teaching from the Book of Ruth, I couldn't help but be reminded of 'Wisdom's Call' in Proverbs 8:1-11 when I thought about Naomi's response to despair. "Does not wisdom call out? Does not understanding raise her voice? YES, they do on the heights along the way where the paths meet, she takes her stand; beside the gates leading into the city, at entra...

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My Wildest Dreams

Sydney  Metro

When our family lived at Cedarwood Drive, Cherrybrook, I never drove to church on weekdays between 7:30am and 9:00am. It could take more than 20 minutes to travel two kilometres. There was talk that one day the government would build a North-West train line. 'One day!', I thought, 'How about today!' Seventeen years later and the Sydney Metro line is open for business. Has...

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Sacrifice and Service

sacrifice and service

Just before I went on leave our church shared a weekend with Bishop Oscar Muriu and his wife Beatrice, from Nairobi Chapel. What a blessing that weekend was. I'm still processing the input. We had the privilege of being confronted by the godly wisdom of a world renown church leader from a different culture, who perhaps sees what we're blind to. On Monday morning Oscar and...

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