One way we can know what is good for people is to sit back and think about what helped us in the same situation. Or if that is not possible to get advice from someone who has been in that situation. One thing that sticks in my memory about this is a scene from a
Changing financial status for the better, what a convoluted term. The problem is finding a neutral term for something that can be very polarised. In fact it is this polarity that makes it such a hard thing to tackle. At one pole we have concepts like eradicating poverty or fighting poverty. These are attempts to
Interesting? Why weak and not poor? The real answer is that this was God’s idea not mine. Or rather this is what I thought He told me to use. But why use weak rather than poor? One thing that strikes me is that poor has more of a connotation of disdain. You know the poor
Have you investigated Periscope yet? It is one of the many ways that people are connecting with people on line. The idea is that if you have a phone with a video camera that can download an app for either an Android or an Apple phone you can record a video and leave it online
The idea of a fair society is, like many other terms, something that means something different to different people. Words can change meaning over time and can mean different things within different communities. One classic example is the word prevent. This at one time meant to go before. Today it means to stop something happening.
Well we think we are thinking right but how do we know for sure? Some of us go through times when we are so influenced by those around us that we cannot think right. We have all heard the saying that bad company corrupts good morals. It takes a strong person to stand up for
Ever thought how much we need others to help us obtain everything we need. After all how many of us can grow all our own food? Do we know how to keep sheep, separate the sheep from its fleece, then use that fleece to make cloth and then use that cloth to make comfortable clothes?
The Proverbs 31 woman is one of the most annoying characters in the Bible. She is that mythical creature that normal women measure themselves by and find themselves wanting. How does any normal, sane, sensible woman reach those standards? When you look at where the advice comes from you soon realise the problem. The Proverbs
Most of us have things in our lives that we would like to see changed. It could be that we desire a restored body with no cancer, no arthritis, the bits removed by surgery replaced and the things that are the worse for wear back to their original condition. It could be that we want
Money and faith are two really contentious issues in their own right but put them together and watch out. The reaction reminds me me of the problems of mixing toilet cleaners. If you had not heard there are two sorts of chemical reactions that are used by toilet cleaners. If you mix a toilet cleaner