Volume 5 No 1

The year ahead is a diary filled with crisp, white, unmarked pages. We live a life of uncertainty, filled with the unknown. There are just too many variables for us to figure out how it might all turn out. Who might we meet on this journey through our 365 page diary? More importantly, how will we treat them? If they are an ‘Ugly Cat’ will we reject them just because they don’t fit into the ‘Christian’ mould we expect them to? Perhaps we can even be that good Samaritan and hopefully, through Christ’s love dwelling in and flowing through us, we will give them just a glimpse of God’s love for each one of us.

And yes, I’m sure the year will be filled with challenges. I would like to encourage you, that no matter how bad things get, NEVER doubt God’s love for you. He loves you more than you can ever realise and it is his will that all should be saved (1 Timothy 2:3-4) - Eternal Life is not just for a select few.

And what about when we face disappointment, and are let down by others, even those we have looked up to. Again, Christ is the only one worthy of our adoration. Look to him for your strength, and yes, when we struggle to forgive those who have wronged us, let’s remember that his is the only perfect forgiveness too.

And of course we will face the everyday battles of life, like battling our weight or facing midlife melancholy. Whatever the year holds, remember God. Draw close to him. He is your strength and he is your refuge. And you can do all things and cope with anything, through Christ who strengthens you!

And God willing, we will be walking alongside and encouraging you throughout the year with more inspiring articles to help make your walk with God all that it should be.  


Summer Enrichment Programme

Summer Enrichment Programme (SEP) 2012 was not just another summer camp, it was a life changing and enriching experience for the young men and women who attended.

Secrets

Everybody has secrets. Some secrets remain hidden for centuries. For example, it wasn’t until 1922 when an archeologist discovered the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen that evidence showed his parents,...

In the beginning was... food

Many South Africans suffer from eating disorders, whether it is being overweight, obese, anorexic or bulimic.

Eternal life - is it only for the few

“What about my friends and family who died in the Hindu faith and never heard the gospel message?Are they lost forever?”

A new look at the good samaritan

The Good Samaritan is one of Jesus’ most popular parables.

To forgive or not to forgive, that is the question

There is this joke about a preacher who was giving a sermon on forgiving your enemies.  

Live to save

According to a recent poll London cabbies are the best in the world.

Mid-life melancholy

The good news is: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the suicide rate for teens has increased only 2 percent, and the rate has decreased for...

When our heroes let us down

I can  clearly remember the day when I first heard the news.

They lied then they died

The tragic story of Acts chapter 5 is well known to us Christians.

The parable of the ugly cat

Jesus drew lessons from lilies, trees, sparrows and fish and even has some complimentary things to say about dogs.