God's word in today's world


Smiling in your struggles

I walked out of church. The minister had talked about the desert where we sometimes find ourselves. We all end up in the desert at one time or another and it is not an enjoyable experience. The minister said that in the desert God cut off all those things that weren’t part of his plan […]

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Laugh as you struggle

Philippians 3:1-3 1And that’s about it, friends. Be glad in God! A friend complained to me about things going wrong: 20% of his labour force simply not pitching up for work; an expensive machine that worked for 15 minutes before a pump broke down; three clients phoning up very upset about having to wait for […]

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Philippians 1:30 30You’re involved in the same kind of struggle you saw me go through, on which you are now getting an updated report in this letter. We can write loads about this verse. We can tell many stories about our own lives. Stories about where the road was and is difficult and hard, times […]

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Life happens for everybody

Philippians 1:27-30 It sounds so good: 28… Your courage and unity will show them what they’re up against: defeat for them, victory for you—and both because of God. We are so privileged. We’ve got everything and you could say the best times are still ahead. Now we can enter the world. We can hop, skip […]

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