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Order Your Casket

“Change your lifestyle or order your casket, because you will be dead in one year.” That was the blunt advice of my doctor about 25 years ago, after she reviewed my cholesterol test results. I had harmed my body with unhealthy food, especially when I attended University. After I graduated, I added: no-exercise, very late working hours, and the stress

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Monday Sermon – Basic Preparatory Training

Today, it is useful to understand the basic preparatory training for those who want to follow Jesus. Jesus gave a set of commandments.  Some Christians found them challenging to follow, so they developed diverse and conflicting traditions about these commandments, including: they should be followed; they are optional; they are a guide; they are impossible to follow; and their purpose

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Tuesday Sermon – Jesus Parable

Submitted by Grenville Phillips II Today, I thought it useful to examine Jesus’ parable: “Another parable He put forth to them, saying: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. “But when the grain had sprouted

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Found and Lost

In 1776, the United States of America (USA) declared its independence from Britain, and there was war. France joined the USA in 1778, and attacked British interests in the Caribbean the following year. The French captured St Vincent and Grenada, and there was general panic in Barbados that we would be next. On 16 June 1779, Spain joined France in

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The Grenville Phillips Column – Engineer Paul Clifford

I recently had the privilege of working with Paul Clifford, a competent Engineer who died last week after falling through a roof. Carrying out inspections on suspect roofs, under cracked bridges, and in structurally damaged buildings is the life of a structural engineer. The personal safety-risk of performing structural inspections is very high, but completing the inspection and providing a

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The Grenville Phillips Column – Not Long for This World

All national economies are affected, either for good or bad, by politicians.  Our parliamentarians get to decide whether the national economy will be fair or corrupted. The Government collects taxes, and then spends a significant amount of our taxes to purchase products for our benefit.  These products include cars, hospital equipment, cleaning services, spare parts, and consultants’ services, and are

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