There is a big difference between being called by God and just doing a job or choosing a career path. All Christians are called to be disciples and with that comes certain benefits and responsibilities. In Luke 5:3 we see that Peter had been fishing all night and caught nothing. However, when Peter followed Jesus’ […]

How often do we look at the movies and realise that the basic storyline is the same? There are good people, and then there are evil people. Generally, the good people have a struggle with the evil ones, but eventually the good people win. Recently, there has been a trend to have a new category […]

I have been spending a lot of time by the sea recently and have come to learn that there is a lot more to fishing than just dropping a line, or a net, in the water. Some of the early disciples were fishermen. They knew what was required to catch fish: Patience Knowledge of where […]

Mangroves grow where most other vegetation cannot, in a hostile environment with saline or brackish water. These trees perform a valuable service in protecting the shoreline from erosion as their roots go down and stabilise the ground. Mangrove roots can absorb and eliminate 90% to 97% of the salt by sending it to what is […]

I cannot remember the exact day I became a Christian, but I do remember what happened the day after: I changed completely. I stopped swearing instantaneously and my whole outlook on life was different.  As Mark Twain said: The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day […]

So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. (Psalm 90:12) The previous verses in this Psalm tell us that we will normally live to 70 or 80 years of age. I am 75 years of age and am painfully aware of it because my body keeps reminding me. […]

I recently heard a young man talking about the picture that comes to mind whenever he thinks of Jesus. I also have a picture, one of Jesus on the way to the cross, which comes to mind particularly when I am at the communion table.  However, this young man was challenged to imagine a different […]

Understanding the Bible is premised on the idea that when a subject is mentioned for the first time in scripture, it becomes key to interpreting future mentions. The first time the word love is mentioned is in Genesis 22:2. Then God said, ‘Take your son, your only son, whom you love…’ This was when Abraham […]

Nearly every sport involves competition, either to beat the other person or team, or to beat an established record. So, is competition good? Well, yes, and no. While competition can help you push your limits further than you thought possible, other times it can make you do stupid things, a dare for example, in which […]

Do you want to go to heaven? If you asked most people that question today, you would probably get one of two answers: I don’t believe in heaven, or Yes, but not now. I am in the second group but to the first group I say that not believing doesn’t make any difference to the […]