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The Light Threshold

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. – Matthew 5:14-16 (ESV) I’ve blogged over the past few weeks on the way we grow, using the analogy of plants that grow towards the light. This post, however, spins that...
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Life In The Light

“But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.” – Proverbs 4:18 (ESV) If there is one life that I think serves as a great example of living life towards the light that person would be Paul. Paul got a literal light that turned his life around and from that moment onwards he lived his life growing closer and closer to that light. One of my favourite portions of scripture is from Philippians 3:10-14 where Paul explains his motivation and purpose in life. I’m going to post it here...
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Bi-directional Growth

It may surprise you to know that I spent many months, when I was younger, gardening. I know, I’m not exactly what you’d consider when you think of someone doing manual work. I’d like to paint an image of a tanned and muscular self toiling under the midday sun but to be honest I looked pretty much the same, it rained a lot and I sneezed even more. Anyway, one thing you learn very quickly when you’re doing any gardening is that the more impressive the plant, the harder it is to dig out. This is because growth is bi-directional....
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The Phototrophic Life

I don’t really remember a lot of my biology study at school. If my biologist friends could look away now then I’ll admit, I found it really boring. There are seven characteristics of life and to a teenage boy only one is of any interest; to a Christian teenage boy? That was off limits too. Biology felt like it was just a way to give us a science lesson where we couldn’t burn down the science labs. I somehow passed science, however, and one of the things that I do remember is phototropism. Phototropism is directional growth in which the...
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