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How to Have the Best Christmas Ever

I recently spoke at Manukau City Baptist Her Event – some of you have asked for my notes – here they are: Can I start off by being honest with you all? Christmas to me is…stressful. It brings out the 2 sides to my personality 1. the meditative side – the deep thinker within 2. organised /task orientated hustle, hustle side Guess which one is more prominent at Christmas? Yep the hustle , hustle The good thing is that I get things done. The down side is that I get things done so quickly and efficiently that I leave people…

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What is left when everything is gone? – The Three Essentials for Living

What is really important in life? You could probably name a number of things. Most people would say: Family Shelter Health Food But what if everything was stripped away.  Your home, family, friends, community, possessions, your health – everything. What is left that is important for living? if everything we see is broken, destroyed , gone? After the earthquakes that have hit my country this week – again – this question really needs to be asked – what is left when everything is gone? Here are my 3 essentials to living that can’t be taken away from us personally: 1….

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Be Still, America, and Know that God is God

America, here’s a note from Godzone – New Zealand. The world was watching you yesterday. From the deepest south of the globe, we were watching. We have been watching for a while. We have seen your struggles in this new world. How you have fought back from 9/11. How you are fighting back from financial hardships. We have witnessed a divided nation, people fighting people. The wounds of the past visiting on the generations of today. Children not safe at home or school. Leaders being corrupt. Business failing. Change is coming. History is being made. You have chosen a path…

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Top 10 verses to keep you feeling positive

Keeping myself positive is a full time job! There are so many negative influences that can easily overwhelm us – …news we watch on TV or read in the newspaper …our friend’s confiding in us …moaners and groaners on facebook …our own negative mindsets! We have the power to free ourselves from  negativity. It doesn’t have to be the default mode of our mind. We can change our thoughts. A man (or woman) is what he thinks about all day long – Ralph Waldo Emerson Conditions are created by thoughts far more powerfully than conditions create thoughts – Norman Vincent…

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what is my calling?

Am I “doing” enough? Am I fulfilling my purpose? These are my constant questions. To the point where sometimes I my mind is whizzing with self doubt. Double Minded. That is never a good place to be. Sometimes my mind is at peace. Sometimes my mind is evaluating everything that I do…. …does it have value? ….is it in line with my purpose? …am I following God’s plan for my life? …am I doing enough “Christian work” to be pleasing to God? It can get quite busy inside my head. I don’t have all the answers. I recognise though, that…

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Take a Peek Into My One Word Process

So what is the process of focusing on one word?   How do you do it?   I recommend reading Ashcraft and Olsen’s book as they do a marvelous job of describing the process.   Here is the process in a nutshell: Think about who you want to become. Write these qualities down. Pray – asking God to show you the quality that He wants to mature in you. Or the word that He wants to transform your life with. Narrow down your list to the top three. Look up definitions of these top three. Pray again. Choose one that resonates with…

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4 Positive Results from Reinventing Yourself One Word at a Time

The My One Word concept has been the most influential personal improvement program that I have ever stuck with. Here are some of the exciting results from My One Word experiments: 1. I’m More Super Sensitive to the Spiritual Side I have heard more from God in the last 4 years with doing My One Word than in the past 40+ years of being a Christian! This is quite a statement. It is true. Maybe it is that I am more ‘in tune’ with God – because isn’t God always speaking to us? My One Word improved my ability to…

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Reinvent yourself one word at a time

Have you ever made New Years Resolutions and then break them before the day is out? Have you tried to be a better, healthier and wealthier person but come short? What about your relationship with God – have you tried to deepen it but it still ends up being a Sunday thing? I’ve been there. For years and years I have kept lists of changes that I wanted to see in my life. I am a list person. I like to write lists and tick them off. But the lists I had written down in my journals never seem to…

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You Can Do It!

You Can Do It!
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