Forget The Pills: The Obscure Answer To Stress

It’s far cheaper! It’s much less harmful to your body! It’s significantly more satisfying! Scientific studies have shown that SERVING OTHERS is a MAJOR STRESS RELIEVER. And in addition to this, these studies also show that such acts of kindness make us happier and increase our sense of fulfilment and satisfaction. This finds me asking…

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The F-Word Behind History’s Greatest Leaders

One of the most moving scenes I have ever witnessed on the big screen was the Mel Gibson enactment of William Wallace, the Scottish hero who fought for the liberty of the Scottish people from their English overlords. Lying stretched out on the torture table, the blade of the executioner tearing through his flesh, he…

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Unexpected Joy From An Unapparent Beauty

I remember reading with heartbreak last year a Mail on Sunday (June 14, 2015) report by Jo Macfarlane of the soaring number of abortions performed in the UK when blood tests suggest that a baby in the womb has some kind of genetic abnormality. In her report, Macfarlane drew attention to a Department of Health revelation that…

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Do You Want To Stand Out In The Crowd?

It is an amazing thing that in a world where everybody wants to be noticed, very few know how to do anything about it. So much time and money is spent on ‘fitting in’; too little time is actually spent ‘standing out’. I live in a very beautiful part of the English countryside. There are…

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Listen With Your Eyes…Look With Your Ears!

Not everything we see with our eyes, or hear with our ears is as apparent as our senses would communicate. All too often, behind what we see and hear is a completely different reality: Like the loved one we saw and spoke with earlier in the day, who was full of smiles and laughter, but…

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Serving Your Marriage At Suppertime

  Turn off the TV! Yep, that’s right. New research suggests that avoiding the television at meal times can actually save your marriage. In a study that spanned 6 years, Chicago University researchers followed the daily habits of 10 000 Australian children and their parents. Here’s some of their startling conclusions: *An extra 30 minutes…

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Nurturing Happiness In Our Children

Every loving parent longs for their children to be happy. I for one know that when my children are happy, there is a happy atmosphere in the home. There is less bickering and fighting; there is laughter as they play outside; there is the sound of pretty songs being sung as they move around the…

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The Three Beryls

Do you know what a beryl is? It’s a precious stone that is found in a variety of forms, the best known being the emerald. Yep, those sparkly green, frightfully expensive gems often encrusted in engagement rings. The emerald is, in fact, not only the best known among the beryl’s…it’s also the most expensive. Something interesting…

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Tackling The Weeds Of Selfishness

“Batho Pele” is a phrase of the Sotho people in South Africa which means, “People First”. No, it is not about importance in the order of creation, although the Bible makes very clear that human kind was the pinnacle of all that He had made. Rather, it is the attitude that puts the welfare of…

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