• Fear Not

    Fear Not – Part I

    By Pastor Royston Smith Though not naturally a fearful person, the events of the past few months have severely dented my confidence. I am often deemed optimistic; yet I find myself preparing for the worst. I am fretful about my life, my age, my only child, the state of the world and what the next few...

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    Learning to Listen

    By Pastor Royston Smith Good listeners aren’t born, they’re bred! With the constant hum of daily living, going on in the background, listening has become a dying art form. To improve people’s lives, we must learn to truly listen. Good listening skills help to build quality relationships with others. The best...

  • Peace Amid Pain

    By Pastor Royston Smith What has the year been like so far? Fear, anxiety, and pain have engulfed many.  Somehow the ongoing pandemic has stained and created a negative imprint in my mind that will last a lifetime. “I have never seen anything like this before.” This truly is an unforgettable year.  Challenges are an unwelcome but natural part of life.  This realisation helps to build resilience. During the year many embraced many difficulties. My...

  • Faithfulness

    By Pastor Royston Smith “Well, there were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded,” Princess Diana. In her interview with British journalist, Martin Bashir, she explained the bleak future of her marriage to Prince Charles. Faithfulness: the concept of unfailingly remaining loyal to someone or something is key to the survival of any marriage.  The Bible is littered...

  • Goodness

    By Pastor Royston Smith “True goodness is when you understand the wickedness within you yet choose to do what is right in spite of its compulsion.” Charbel M. Tadros  Eulogies are one of the major highlights at a funeral. Sometimes they are informative, other times insightful or even hilarious. In the main...

  • Self-control

    By Pastor Royston Smith The story is told about a not-so-thin man lamenting his weight gain. As a treat, he made a cheesecake for his family (or so they thought). As it turned out, a half was eaten during dinner. The following day He reports; half of it is eaten during dinnertime. He spent the following morning...