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Be Happy By Living in the Moment

We all know that living in the past can drag a person down, but why? And what about living in the future? We need balance, but living in the moment is something we must focus on if we are to lead happy lives. Living in the moment has been shown to be the best way to become and stay happy. Here is why. We Can’t Change the Past Almost every one of us has regrets about something in our past, but there is nothing we can do to change it. Instead of wasting our moments and energy in lament over situations that are long gone and no longer in our control to change, we can use the energy to make our present situation better. Confess your sins to God, learn what you can from the past, and then move on. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9) We Can’t Predict What the Future Holds Don’t worry about the future, because you cannot predict what it will bring. You can only prepare to a certain extent, and being
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Do you know your life purpose?

Everyone has a life purpose.  There is something about you that  makes you a unique gift to the world. If you have not discovered this about yourself yet, your self-esteem will suffer, as will your happiness. There are many questionnaires and books dedicated to discovering your life purpose. Consider investing your time to learn more and find what makes you feel most fulfilled in life. Plan a significant amount of time to study the Bible and pray. I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways. (Psalm 119:15) Being happy is not a frivolous desire. It is important to know how you are wired and what it takes to be happy with yourself and your life. By asking yourself these questions and then taking a moment to think about your answers, you will be well on your way to a life of true happiness.

Animal rescue from Afghanistan: was Pen Farthing right?

The rescue of animals by Paul "Pen" Farthing has garnered criticism in that he brought animals out of Afghanistan from Kabul airport whilst many humans were left stranded. Note that Pen Farthing himself has never said the cats and dogs were a priority over humans. All he did was try to save some animals from the consequences of human behaviour. 

Geronimo: the untimely death of a much loved Alpaca

Geronimo the alpaca was  killed after UK legal row by UK Government officials. The fate of animal diagnosed with bovine tuberculosis had become a major issue in the UK. #Geronimo tested positive twice for bovine tuberculosis (bTB), which led to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (#Defra) ordering him to be euthanized. Owner Helen Macdonald disputed the test results and mounted several High Court challenges to save Geronimo. Should the goverment be killing animals in this way?  What are the ramifications? 

God affirms our choices.

We can go astray. We have free will to go the wrong way. If we want. But once we realize that we need to turn back and go in God's direction, go in the way that he leads, once we realize that the way to do it, the way to not be weighed down by guilt and shame. The way to have the depression and apathy lift so that we can get going in God's direction is to do this, to consciously give these transgressions, to hand them over to God, to hand them over to Jesus who has borne our infirmities. And he carries them away. Video version:

Why the Taliban won so quickly.

On August 12th 2021 a new American military assessment said: “Kabul could come under Taliban pressure as soon as September and, if current trends hold, the country could fall to the Taliban within a few months.”   Within days of that assessment   Kabul had fallen to the Taliban. Why was it that Kabul fell so soon: how could the Taliban take over so quickly? The short answer is that it seems that the Afghan government had concluded that fighting was pointless. But the main and more fundamental reason for the speed of the victory is to do with   the fact that the Taliban, although hated and feared by large numbers of people in Afghanistan, are actually popular. This is because, I suggest, the vast majority   of the population of Afghanistan wants to be ruled with Islamic Sharia law. For those people in Afghanistan who want to want to live a secular or Christian lifestyle, Afghanistan is not safe.   And many of them have already left to live in other countries. Those who are still there m

Peace even in Afghanistan

Tyrants rule in different ways. A  generation of Afghans who thought they were liberated from their tyranny talk about betrayal by the U.S. and its allies to the western press .   Kabul Airport The Taliban began a major, country-wide offensive in Afghanistan on 6 August, seizing the city of Zaranj, the capital of the Nimruz province. Over the next nine days, the jihadists systematically took over the provincial capitals all across the south, west, and north, before moving toward the Afghan capital, Kabul, in the east, isolating it from multiple directions and then taking it earlier today. President Ashraf Ghani has fled to Tajikistan, taking with him the legal government, and the Taliban are now back in power, almost exactly twenty years after they were deposed. Reports are coming in that there are  desperate crowds at Kabul airport as Afghans try to escape Taliban rule .  I will comment in a later article on the reasons for why the Taliban were able to reassert themselves so quickly,