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Category: Devotions

WHO’S YOUR HERO?

We all have heroes, people we look up to, people whom we admire, individuals whose skills and talents, courage, strength of character and sheer ‘get-up-and-go’ we would love to have. For the more active ones amongst us that person might be a sporting identity, for the politically inclined it may be an outstanding leader, for…
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This is your Life – Psalm 90:12-17

‘Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom’ (Psalm 90:12). The days creep along don’t they? When you are at school it feels like you’ll be there forever. When your children are young you wonder if you’ll ever exit the exhaustion. When they are teenagers you wonder how…
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Self-control

Have you heard of the ‘Marshmallow experiment’ before? It is based on a study done many years ago on delayed gratification (you can look it up on the internet.) A young child is presented with a marshmallow and told not to eat it until the adult returns after a period of time. When you think…
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The Fruit of Gentleness

Have you noticed the words that often surround a young baby? In hushed tones you might hear…Be careful. When you hold her, make sure that you support her head. Give him a gentle rock or pat…that will soothe him. Generally speaking, something softens in us when a baby is near. The baby’s needs become the…
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Faithfulness

What does being faithful look like? One of the Stage Four Elective groups came up with a few ideas… Someone you can depend on. Someone you can trust. Some who is loyal and sticks by you. These are qualities people search for in others, to ride the ups and downs that life presents. Trust, dependability…
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Goodness – Luke 10:30-35

On Wednesday morning, I shared the story of the good Samaritan with the students. Some Year 5/6 students helped to tell the story by dressing up and acting it out. Jesus told this parable: A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes,…
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Kindness

What does kindness look like? A gesture? A greeting? Words of encouragement? Sharing time with someone who needs a friend? It can come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Can you recall a time when someone showed you kindness? It can have a lasting impact on your life! Yesterday Mr P shared a message…
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Patience – Galatians 5:22-23

You may have heard Georgie ask, ‘How might our relationships look if we served this kind of fruit up on a platter? She was of course talking about the Fruit of the Spirit, the list of which we find in the Bible in Galatians 5:22-23: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,…
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Fruit of the Spirit…Peace

Jesus is the ultimate peacemaker! In-fact one of his names is ‘the Prince of Peace’. If job descriptions were around back then, I think that peace making would be an important part of his role. I love the time when Jesus and his disciples found themselves in the middle of a loud storm on a…
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Finding Joy

The most recent Marvel movie “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness” ends with a question: “Are you happy?” How would you answer that? Are you happy? Happiness is fleeing isn’t it. I suppose in asking that question we mean, “Are you content?” It’s interesting how the Bible separates the notion of “happiness” from that…
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