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The Destiny Deal Maker

Joseph had every reason under heaven to hold hatred, resentment, bitterness or just plain old anger in his heart towards his brothers. It was not his fault that his father favoured him. He did not ask for dreams of greatness. Yet his siblings tried to destroy his destiny because they were jealous. He was just a teenager when they turned on him. As a consequence of their cruelty, 13 years of Joseph's life were seemingly flushed down the drain. For…
Jo Naughton
24th February 2016
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It’s Not Fair

I don't know what you have gone through. But I do know that satan seeks to persuade you that your suffering and struggles have set you apart. It is almost like you hear a whispering in your ear convincing you that your past separates you from other people. In the years after my daughter died, I saw myself as a survivor. Someone who had been to hell and back, and made it out alive. The tragedy defined me. I believed…
Jo Naughton
17th February 2016
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Do you ever feel like life is an uphill struggle?

All too often we think God has abandoned us. We wonder why He has left us in the wilderness, why He has forgotten His promises. Like the disciples, when the storm rages, we wonder if Jesus is really bothered about us: "Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” Mark 4:38 At times I have wondered why my husband and I have gone through so much suffering. Our first child died before she was two and our other daughter…
Jo Naughton
10th February 2016
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When Trust is Broken

Trust is the glue that holds relationships together. It builds a sense of safety and security. When I trust someone, I don't worry about what they will or won't say or do. I can relax in the knowledge that they are dependable. Trust creates confidence. When trust is broken, it can be devastating. It leaves us reeling with disappointment and feeling disillusioned. It can rock our view of families, whole sections of society and even churches. If one or two…
Jo Naughton
3rd February 2016