Have we lost the meaning of Easter?

  With all the pressure to conform in society today, have we actually lost the meaning of Easter? More and more people place no meaning on Easter other than chocolate easter eggs and time off from work. It is time that we reclaim the meaning and significance of Easter for ourselves once again.

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Changes

At time is seems that to make a change in your life requires big efforts and energy. Often it is the small changes that we make i our lives that make the biggest differences.

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Reflections on Keystone Habits

Making small changes in your life and the everyday activities we do can make big differences to our lives. Charles Duhigg’s book “The power of Habit” talks about the power of keystone habits. Keystone habits are small changes or habits that people introduce into their routines that unintentionally carry over into other aspects of their lives.

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The power of Gratitude

Following on from our series “Small things Big differences”  on how words shape our lives, and how important using life giving words are to our own personal happiness and wellbeing and to the happiness and wellbeing of others. I would like to talk briefly about small subsection of life giving words – words of gratitude.

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Creating a balanced life

Studies show that working longer hours have detrimental effects on family relationship, personal relationship and your health. So lets make this year the start of something new, and lasting. Lets creature a better balance in our life. Here a a few tips to help you create a better life balance. Schedule a regular, weekly time

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Worship Fully

8 years ago a group of church pastors wanted to change the way their churches viewed Christmas and combat the way western society had become hyperconsumeristic in its way it treated Christmas. They wanted to provide an alternative way to approach Christmas, and from this they established the Advent Conspiracy. Australians are regarded as being

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Living a life full of purpose

Ecclesiastes 2:1-4 (NLT) 1I said to myself, “Come on, let’s try pleasure. Let’s look for the ‘good things’ in life.” But I found that this, too, was meaningless. 2So I said, “Laughter is silly. What good does it do to seek pleasure?” 3After much thought, I decided to cheer myself with wine. And while still

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How does the community see you?

Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honour, then honour. ~ Romans 13:7 Spend some time and read: Romans 13:1-7 One of the purposes for a church in a community and also Christians in their community is to influence the whole

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God is in control (yes, God is really in Control!)

The wind blows where it wishes and you hear the sound of it, but do not know where it comes from and where it is going; so is everyone who is born of the Spirit. ~ John 3:8   In the last week we have had some very windy days and when you think about

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The Missional Church

As a church we are often obsessed the term “missional” or to be at mission. We often use it to justify what we do in the church, but I would hazard a guess that most people in the church actually doesn’t know what being missional means. Can you define what the term missional means? How

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A special “Thanks” to those who have help me along the way

Over the last couple of weeks we have been looking at how we can best feed into the next generation, to equip them with all the tools that they need to be strong successful Christians. We have also looked at how we ourselves can be feed by those who are further along the Christian Journey

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Living Generosity

Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 I want to tell you about an experience that happened

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