Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Thought for the day

"Courage is a special kind of knowledge;
the knowledge of how to fear what
ought to be feared and how not
to fear what ought not to be feared."
By Ben Gurion

"Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:20

"Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9

Monday, July 7, 2014

Spiritual Well-Being by Angus Buchan

Wisdom’s Companion

Pointers from the article:

·         Lack of patience often sees us speaking without thinking.

·         Everything must be done immediately. Everything must be done quickly.

·         The cell phone seems to be welded on the ears of ‘most people’.

·         Everything must be done this instant. The problem is that ‘this instant’ might not be the best moment to act (or react).

·         “Tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope,” Romans 5:3 – 4

·         Patience comes through hardship. Younger ‘people’ are often more impulsive, because they have not experienced the hard knocks older ‘people’ have.

·         ‘Young people have’ new ideas and ….innovative ways. But patience is absolutely essential is …… if new ideas are going to be successful.

·         As some one once said, patience is not passive – it’s active.

·         St Augustine said: “Patience is the companion of wisdom.” As we start to become more wise, we start to become more patient.

·         Job was severely tested – and became more patient and understanding, saying: “The fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.” Job 28:28

·         If we are always in a hurry, we speak without thinking. A word said in haste can never be deleted or taken away…………….

·         If our words are not going to bring hope, faith and glory to God, let us not say them.

Baptism at Crossroads

Recently 8 people got baptised from Crossroads. The weather was overcast and the water pretty cold but this did not deter the excitement of the 8 people. Well done for braving the cold water.....

By Molly Manhanga