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What would you do with $7,200,000? There’s a classic parable that Jesus shared of a wealthy master who distributed resources to three of his servants. It’s as though the master knew the capacity of each one of his servants and he gave them different amounts of money to invest. To one he gave 5 talents, to another 2 talents, to another 1 talent. A talent (Ancient Greek τάλαντον, talanton ‘scale’ and ‘balance’)… Read More

The cleansing power of fire Over the past few weeks I’ve taken time out to get rid of everything that has come to the end of its life. Firstly, I took about twelve years of diaries and burnt every page in an afternoon. Sitting in my backyard by my fire pit tearing page after page of my life and throwing them into the fire. Every now and then I took a glimpse… Read More

In an age where we get instant information, very few find instant answers. The modern world with all its ease, it still doesn’t have the ability to calm the soul. We get to work faster, achieve a lot more, run from one meeting to another and still feel we’ve accomplished nothing. WHY? We are all created in the image of God, yet through false and poisonous mindsets we rob ourselves of all… Read More

Men often don’t equip their children to talk from the heart in fearless transparency. This morning I reflected on my dad’s last words to me when I was 31 years old, after an operation that didn’t fare well. He said “I’m not coping!” Gasping for air with honest fear in his eyes. I reacted harshly to him in disbelief that he was fading away within minutes. He died just like that and… Read More

You have to have spiritual ears to hear the meaning of Amazing Grace blown through the pipes along a beachfront in the South West of Western Australia. What a glorious experience! To him it was a tune to be learned, to me it was a melody that conjures up so many remarkable thoughts. A song written by a Slave Trader, John Newton, in the 1700s a few years after he encountered God’s… Read More

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