Book Review : The thing beneath the thing

Book Review : The Thing Beneath the Thing

March 17, 2022

In his book, The Thing Beneath the Thing, Steve Carter looks at why we sometimes overreact to certain people or events and how this may be connected to past hurts. Carter encourages readers to become curious about our overreactions particularly when there are patterns of behaviour that aren’t logical. If we can find the connection…

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by Susan Barnes
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Short Devotion : 2 Corinthians 2:12-13

Short Devotion : 2 Corinthians 2:12-13

February 13, 2022

Read more of my short devotions on this blog or on Pinterest. “When I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and found that the Lord had opened a door for me, I still had no peace of mind, because I did not find my brother Titus there. So I said goodbye to them and went…

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A Christian response to 12 rules for life by Jordan Peterson

A Christian Response – Peterson’s 10th Rule of Life

November 30, 2021

Rule 10 / Be precise in your speech In this chapter Peterson uses the children’s story, There’s no such thing as a dragon by Jack Kent to make his point. In this story, Billy Bixbee finds a small dragon in his bedroom but when he tells his mother, she insists, there’s no such thing as…

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Devotional Thought

Devotional Thought : Mark 14:33-34

June 15, 2021

He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled. “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. Mark 14:33-34I was flicking through some children’s church resources when it struck me that all the disturbing stories about Jesus were absent.…

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Book Review : Above All Else

Book Review : Above All Else

May 6, 2021

In Above All Else, Wendy Hayes looks at the importance of intimacy and explains that God made us for relationship. He is therefore looking for close relationships with his children. Intimacy benefits us in many ways such as by giving us confidence and strength through God’s presence in our life. Wendy identifies the many issues…

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