REV. DR. RICHARD HOWELL

Jesus, an example for contemplation

Jesus, an example for contemplation

Jesus himself is the best example of the practice of contemplation. This example is not seen in Jesus healing the...

Living by the truth

Living by the truth

Joel speaks from experience when he stated, “Lies, illusions and deception ensnare us. They restrict us. They hold us captive....

Inner peace is God’s gift

Inner peace is God’s gift

Rohit is grateful that God’s grace is never ending. The awareness of God’s love, poured into his heart by the...

Look at Jesus  holistically

Look at Jesus holistically

Roger confessed that his biggest temptation is to pick and choose when he wants to be like Jesus. Mostly he...

You get what  you give

You get what you give

Jesus gives us his grace and truth packaged in a bundle of joy. Its’ in offering grace that we discover...

Grace and truth impart credibility

Grace and truth impart credibility

Jesus questioned the woman caught in the act of adultery, whose accusers were ready to stone her to death. “Woman,...

Live with humility and confidence

Live with humility and confidence

John has struggled with being confident and humble. He knows the Bible teaches us to be humble and yet confident,...

People penalise pride in leadership

People penalise pride in leadership

Leaders often savour the aroma of their strongman image which keeps people in fear of them. However, history witnesses that...

Stay connected with God continually

Stay connected with God continually

The Bible declares the vital significance of prayer, urging us to pray at all times, tirelessly and ceaselessly. Why is...

Christ invites us

Christ invites us

We pray to God through Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus taught us to pray to our...

Living as reflectors

Living as reflectors

A young lady, Emma, questioned her teacher; “what is the meaning of life?” She was tired of the usual answers,...

The many benefits of transparency

The many benefits of transparency

Brian’s lifestyle as the leader of the company he heads is undergirded by the message of the Bible: “Live as...

Dwelling among people builds trust

Dwelling among people builds trust

Roger as a leader faced the question, if Jesus as God Incarnate pitched his tent among people, (among those whom...

Loving those we lead

Loving those we lead

In God’s design, John was entrusted to lead others. He wanted to lead like Christ. The first principle he learnt...

Living beyond our nature, nurture

Living beyond our nature, nurture

We all exercise leadership roles, be it in home, church or society. All of us also have the potential to...

Jesus Christ is our access to God

Jesus Christ is our access to God

Ratan tried his best to reach God through his efforts, and worked at leading a perfect life. But, again and...

Encountering the resurrected Jesus

Encountering the resurrected Jesus

Meena’s excitement knows no bounds. She has encountered the resurrected Lord, the One who promised “Behold I am with you...

Loving God and Living Fully

Loving God and Living Fully

Robert knows obedience to God encompasses all of life; inside and out. Obedience is more profound than merely refraining from...

God directed life has purpose

God directed life has purpose

Robert realized that obeying God does not mean leading a deprived life. God does not dictate “be very good, and...

Living for God is difficult, but joyful

Living for God is difficult, but joyful

Robert knows that living for God may be difficult, but it is not joyless. He is inspired by Paul, who...

Be kind to one ­another

Be kind to one ­another

Noreen remembers her early years at school; kind words or sarcastic words from a teacher made a world of difference....

Feedback is a source of growth

Feedback is a source of growth

James considers receiving feedback from others one of the major secrets of spiritual growth. He thirsts for God and so...

Our sufficiency is in God

Our sufficiency is in God

Judy discovered that whenever God’s people are self-righteous or rebellious they are hard hearted. They think they have it.  However,...

Iron out your flaws through spirituality

Iron out your flaws through spirituality

Judy knows that her dependency on God is beneficial. It positions her spiritually to search out, often painful, insights and...