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Have you ever heard the phrase ‘phone a friend’? While it may have been made more widely known by a popular British TV quiz show, I’ve used it and heard it for many years before that. The meaning is fairly simple – when you get stuck, you contact someone who may know more.

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There are always issues to face in life. Sometimes we can pretty much work them out as we go. Sometimes, we need a manual. Or, in the case of the new video editing software we’re now using, lots of time spent watching YouTube videos kindly made by others!

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Feelings can’t be relied upon. They lie to us, they overwhelm us and they can deceive us. What we feel, no matter how strong it may be, can change at the drop of a hat - or in the blink of an eye. You get the idea! Over the last weekend, as a family, we accomplished an awful lot. Including our usual set of videos to film for the BerryBunch, our regular show for Konnect Radio, chopping the best part of a month’s worth of firewood ready for the winter. All in all, with exercise, cooking, sleeping and resting, it was a very full, and satisfyingly busy, weekend.

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Sitting in my lounge one morning, and I could see lovely, beautiful, skies out of one window. Turn my head, and a window on the other side of the house only showed dark, ominous looking clouds. And life can be like that. Depending on where we’re looking, or even how we’re looking at it, things can appear very different based on our perspective. And we can choose how we wish to see life.

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Church can mean lots of different things to different people. For some it is a place you’d only visit on high days and holidays – Christmas and Easter, and maybe birth and death! For others it is somewhere we see as the place we go to each Sunday morning to worship God with other believers. But, far too often it is also better known for everything that is nothing to do with Jesus or the gospel!

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Go Deeper with Andy B, as he looks at Ecclesiastes 12:1-14 and what it all means. He challenges those of us who are young not to waste our youth; it is short and time flies by. He also reminds us of the dangers of making decisions based on how many likes we get on social media.

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Go Deeper with Andy B, as he looks at Ecclesiastes 12:1-14 and what it all means. He challenges those of us who are young not to waste our youth; it is short and time flies by. He also reminds us of the dangers of making decisions based on how many likes we get on social media. In addition, Andy B draws our attention to the man who had the most pleasure in life, King Solomon himself, and what conclusions he reached on the subject of pleasure.