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Your life calling & business
How to power-up your God-inspired business.
Power-up with the 6Ps to help grow your God inspired business or organisation. Here’s what I’ve learnt from hundreds of business owners on their path to be profitable and sustainable. And that’s no small achievement given 80% of start-ups fail in the first couple of years. Here it is: how to power-up your God inspired […]
The best way to know God’s plan for you.
Do you want to know God’s plan for you? Is it something you’ve been searching for but haven’t yet found the answer to? I’ve asked myself this question so many times until I finally found some answers. Now I want to share them with you. In this post, I want to give you the confidence […]
The best way to know God’s will for life.
‘How do I know God’s will for my life?’ That’s a question I’ve heard so many concerned believers ask. I’ve often asked it myself. Usually, for me, it’s been around important times of decision such as career choice, relationships or church. After all, we all want to do God’s will, right? Scripture has some strong […]
Being passionate is boring. Be a person of faith.
We all have motivations, drives and dreams. But I’ve come to notice one thing. Lots and lots of people say they’re driven by their passion. In fact, everyone’s passionate these days. There have never been so many passionate people. My advice to you if you’re one of them is this, just stop. Please. Because you’re […]
10 proven bible proverbs that will boost your business.
If you’re starting or running a business you can give it a boost with some wise advice from the Bible’s book of Proverbs. Because ‘getting wisdom and understanding’ (Proverbs 4:5) will set you on a surer road to prospering. Being the owner of a business carries a lot of responsibility involving tough decisions. That’s why […]
My life in Him
My conscious incompetence about being a daddy.
It was around 2 am when the waters broke. My wife sounded the alarm and that was my call to action. My ‘early labour awareness training’ kicked in. I’d been waiting and ‘prepared’ for this moment and the time had come. I was on the cusp of fatherhood. Yeah, baby. Bring it on! (Actually, I […]
The miracle of new life reveals a wondrous plan.
New life is a miracle. It seriously is. And I believe it’s part of a divine purpose that is more deeper and wondrous than we can imagine. Here’s our story and here’s why I say this. For we feel privileged that our life has helped create another. Because my wife, Joselli is pregnant. And that’s something […]
Desire treasure in heaven or win monopoly on earth?
Christians shouldn’t play monopoly. It’s not good for the soul. I’m not talking about the board game mind you, I’m talking about real life. Because life is a game of monopoly and we’re all playing it. My monopoly life and my Christian life. Every month I pass ‘go’ and collect my salary. I go round […]
The guilt-free way to your daily devotionals.
The daily devotional, your ‘quiet time’ with God, can be a source of guilt and angst. If you’re like me, you know how important it is to spend time with God and His word. But you’ll also know what it feels like when other people in church manage to do it and you can’t. It […]
A Star Wars obsession and a little-known ‘hidden truth’.
I have a confession, I have a little Star Wars obsession. Embarrassing I know for a grown man but I’ve noticed plenty of other grown-ups who gladly admit it too. So when it came to my viewing the latest Star Wars instalment, The Last Jedi, I had to see it. Which got me thinking, why are […]
How one little baby can change the world.
For many of our friends, their babies will be having their first Christmas this year We get to enjoy spending some time with their newborns. It’s wonderful to share in their joy. Because holding a tiny, vulnerable new life in your arms is a humbling experience. A baby learns something very quickly, and that’s trust. […]
How to enjoy a rock-solid Christian intercultural marriage.
More and more couples are meeting through overseas opportunities and connections and that includes many Christians. If you’re thinking of or are newly married here are some tips for making an intercultural marriage work. I can speak with some insight on this as I’m in one of them! About me; I’m a New Zealand born […]
How the Bible gave me life: my surprising faith story.
My life’s faith story isn’t a typical testimony. It’s not the dramatic conversion of a life gone way off the tracks; of my doing drugs, or doing time. My faith story starts in a library. Let me explain. I was given two great gifts in life; a loving family and a library card. At age […]
Inspired in Rio, I saw Jesus in a new way.
There are few places in the world that inspire the senses more than Rio. A city placed on a bay of beauty; the sea caressing the stretched golden beaches while its hunchback mountains surround and embrace all below. Rio is tiara glitzy, bossa-nova breezy, sultry warm and cool to be. What were the first Portuguese […]
Our life in His Word
Christophobia: the hate that dare not be named.
When I first heard the term Christophobia, I thought how ridiculous. Not anymore. I’ve learned something I should’ve always known. Christianity is the most persecuted religion in the world. Yet few want to talk about it. This has to stop. A week on from the appalling terrorist atrocity in Sri Lanka, one thing is clear. […]
The amazing spiritual benefits of ‘eating your sprouts.’
Life has a lot of routine stuff. Boring even. It’s full of those things you don’t like to do but have to. Let’s just call them ‘eating your sprouts.’ Like those Brussel sprouts that taunt you with your Christmas dinner, spoiling the perfect plate. But I want to turn a negative into a positive and […]
We can have confidence in the resurrection
Confidence in the resurrection of Jesus is the foundation of my faith. It’s essential to my Jesus apprenticeship. But in our rational, scientific age, claims of a man rising from the dead are in the unbelievable category. Actually, this isn’t new. It’s always been that way, so it isn’t just the scepticism of our time. […]
Good Friday is the day religion died.
Ask me what really happened on Good Friday and I’ll give you an answer; that was the day religion died. How so? Religion is alive and well today and Christians identify as being religious. Unfortunately to accept this is to deny the whole point of the Christian faith. Christ died to end the power and […]
Lessons from the Holocaust Christians cannot ignore.
We cannot ignore the terrible tragedy of the Holocaust. Nor can we be ignorant of how it happened. These are the lessons I believe Christians, in particular, should be mindful of. But people of all faiths (or none) will also find it important. Because to ignore them is to invite such a tragedy to happen […]
The hidden history of Luther’s love for beer.
Five hundred years ago, an angry and upstart German monk called Martin Luther took a stand against the corruption and abuse of the most powerful religious institution of his time. After nailing his 95 objections to a university church door, I’m curious as to what Luther did next. Did he console himself with a drink […]
A Christian survival guide to the rise of the robots.
The robots are rising. Christians need to be ready. We need to be aware of what’s now on the horizon because our world will never be the same. We’re entering the Fourth Industrial Revolution creating astonishing developments such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), robotics and even self-driving cars These technologies will massively impact everybody. Our work, […]
Warnings for men from the tragic life of Samson.
Samson, you crazy man, you! Brave, foolish, proud, vengeful, impulsive and immature, lonely and tragic. He’s one of the great, but compromised heroes of the Bible, a complicated man who had so much but threw it all away. For it wasn’t what Samson did that makes his story so intriguing, it’s what he didn’t do! […]
Solving the problem with Christians and politics.
As Christians, we have a problem that needs solving. Too many of us are sectarian in our politics. And it’s causing harm. We’re not listening to believers who have different political values. The reason why? Because we’re too quick to label or judge. Without realising it many Christians have become ‘ideologically possessed’, thinking their political […]
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