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01 Apr His Arm is Not Too Short

So last Saturday, a young lady - let’s call her Bernice - asks to speak to me for a few minutes. She needs to tell me something, she says. Urgently. I know this must be important - she recently re-committed her life to Christ and...

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When I was about eleven years old I stumbled upon my first “grown-up” novel – a thriller titled The Naked Face, by acclaimed author Sidney Sheldon. The book was hugely popular at the time - a veritable bestseller - and is still available on Amazon...

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27 Sep The Silent Shout

She came wearing a loose, threadbare dress, worn rubber slippers, and a tired headscarf, barely concealing rough braids underneath. Her thin, frail frame said it all. “She looked thin and bony,” Lily tells me as we begin the interview for this story. “And I remember noticing that...

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29 Aug On the Palms of His Hands..

I'm not much of an artist. Fact is, I have not one artistic bone in my body. But, attending a church conference a few years ago, I felt unusually drawn to a lively discussion on Christian artists. The speaker was a good friend of mine, and I had...

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26 Jul “Honey” – And Other Stories

So last weekend I attended a coming-of-age party for my niece, a delightful young lass just turning eighteen. I had never been to such an event - my own coming-of-age session having consisted of five words, sternly delivered as I entered my pre-teens: “Do Not Play With Boys,” Mum...

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21 Jun Work as Unto the Lord..

Early one Saturday morning, I accompanied my favourite half to a business summit at a wonderful church in Umoja. He had been invited as a guest speaker and was the first on the program, scheduled to deliver his talk at 8.30am. It was quite a task...

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16 May There are Tares in the Wheat

A few days ago, while shopping at a supermarket near home, I received a call from a gentleman I know. I had just finished stacking my trolley and was heading for the check-out counter when he called. He’s a man I highly respect, and have come...

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18 Apr A Miracle in the Desert

“Pack a bible, a notebook, comfortable walking shoes and mosquito repellent.” Tick! “Sun huts and sun screen if needed. And sandals.” Tick! “Light clothing (the place is very hot, exclamation mark), and a bottle for your drinking water.” Double tick! “This assignment must not be among your fails.” Tick?! It was an email,...

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