10 Quick Wins

10 Quick Wins

In this extract, we discuss ten quick wins to service your personal budgets. Taking back the 'pennies to protect the pounds' is a good and faithful act, whether your budget is stuttering, "I'm going backwards!"; or perhaps you are planning wisely for a long road...

Creating A New Normal As A Family

Creating A New Normal As A Family

Well done moms & dads and all those out there who are juggling children during lockdown (along with working from home, housework, and the normal demands of life)! For some, this time has allowed you to slow down, smell the roses and enjoy family time. For others,...

My Budget Is Broken: Part 1

My Budget Is Broken: Part 1

PART 1: FAITH'ING IT So, you have created your budget, and it’s broken! By that, you know (in God) that something is not right, or the numbers simply don’t tally. There appears to be a shortage of income, or your debt is growing, not shrinking. In this extract, we...

Biting Into The Personal Budget

Biting Into The Personal Budget

Preparing a personal budget is about exciting as watching paint dry! It’s not everyone’s cup of tea…but it may be the most important cup you’ve ever made!  The biggest fallacy of a budget is that it “limits you”. Perhaps, if money is endless, this would be true - but...

The Wolf Or The Honey Badger

The Wolf Or The Honey Badger

Think of the wolf – scary? Actually, wolves are fearful by nature. And shy, particularly around humans. In fear, they sit, mostly waiting… stealing their prey in the middle of the night.  Now the Honey Badger is brave, active and intelligent. They stand their ground...

Dealing With Difficult People

Dealing With Difficult People

 How to deal with difficult people? This is probably the question I’m asked most about. I get it, we are seemingly surrounded by “difficult people”. Are there more than there used to be, or is it just me? Is it the stress of life that magnifies the brokenness in...

Are Families Becoming More Disconnected

Are Families Becoming More Disconnected

A study, commissioned by “Cadbury Heroes”  in 2018 of 1000 mums and dads with children aged 0 to 18 found that “family” is becoming a thing of the past as more than half feel distant from their offspring. Busyness, divorce and addiction to technology have all been...

Facing Death

Facing Death

 One evening in late November, I arrived home at around 11pm after preaching at a meeting. My daughter and a young man, Thami, who lives with us, arrived home from worship practice around the same time. I parked my car in the garage and went inside to greet my wife...

7 Ways To Study The Bible More Effectively

7 Ways To Study The Bible More Effectively

 It’s no good having a Bible and not reading it. God designed the Bible to help us in every aspect of our lives. Having said that, it is a difficult book to read. People have lots of questions when reading the Bible, and many of us get discouraged and run out of steam...

The Blessings Of LifeGroups

The Blessings Of LifeGroups

 This is a story of two ordinary people who have been moved by God’s love and grace to start up a life group. Our journey started some three years ago when Steve and Jax were led to gather as many neighbours as possible to form a life group. This was just prior to the...

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