The really challenging seasons are those when you know nothing is wrong, but nothing feels right. Gavin Ortlund writes about practising intentional gratitude as a pathway to restoring balance and experiencing joy. There are things we have, and things we lack. Blessings and disappointments. And our default seems to be for the bad things, the …

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Mark Buchanan writes about the way in divisions in churches start small… I don’t know what the Apostle Paul’s thorn in his side was. But I know one of mine: the will to be a slave to my own pettiness. Sometimes entire churches fall prey to this temptation. Pettiness becomes their governing principle. Their ethos. …

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Another post from David Cook, current Moderator-General of the Presbyterian Church Of Australia. This timely message encourages us not to fall into the trap of mistaking statistical increases for growth. I fall into the tendency to look not only at what blessings we have, but also how they measure against last year. There is a …

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