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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...

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Same God, Different Year

By Jenniffer Mann 2020 has been a year many of us the world over will never forget. Here is a snapshot of the year we left behind. January Some of the headlines read as follows:  Duke and Duchess of Sussex Step Down As ‘Senior’ Royals World Health Organisation Announces Novel...

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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...

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What Next?

By Julia Gervais “When I grow up, I’m going to be a nurse in a big hospital, then I’ll marry a tall, dark, handsome doctor who works there,” said nine-year-old Kerry confidently. “Then what?” asked mom. “We’ll have two children, preferably a boy and a girl, they might even be...

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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...

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Kindness

By Jenniffer Mann On the 13 November 2020, the world celebrated ‘World Kindness Day’ An annual event. ‘On this day, participants attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness, either as individuals or as organisations.’ The online dictionary I viewed, describes...

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