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We have to face it, in more ways than one we all experience many struggles. The word can be understood in its various nuances but these are the ones that come to mind: a conflict, a difficulty in moving forward, an attempt to gain freedom by overcoming resistance. Think first of the ordinary struggles we face everyday: to get up in the morning, to be punctual, to complete an assignment or...
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You have to see it to believe it. My visit to the Grand Canyon in Arizona last month left me quite speechless. Its beautiful, vast and deep! 446km long, 29km wide and 1.6km deep. It inspires you to contemplate the Beauty of its Creator and your own smallness. As we stopped at the various overviews to take in the breathtaking landscape, I am reminded of a few verses from Scripture: God is...
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When I visited Norway a number of years ago we drove through the world's longest tunnel, 24.5 km long. The first few kilometers where OK but after a while the journey became a bit unnerving. For too long time it just seemed that there would be no light at the end of the tunnel after all. In my many years of youth ministry I've met countless people who feel that...
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From the possible looming economic crisis to the ridiculous prediction that the world will end, no one really knows what 2012 will be remembered in history for. Yet whilst some things are far beyond our control, there are others which are not. Drawing close to God is not a passive enterprise but requires us to take some concrete initiatives. That is why the Scripture says 'The nearer you go to God,...