Not Many Wise -

Faith and spirituality in a modern world


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[1] What charity should I donate to?

A £5 note and two credit cards

How does anyone choose? What charity should I donate to? We want to give money to the poor and the needy and not get lost in paying for massive CEO and other Executive charity salaries….

[2] What charities can I donate to?

Some Watoto children June 2011

Included are some popular charities that many Christians donate to (but are not in the top 100 of the last article) and some of the salaries are horribly excessive.
Then I suggest some alternative charities which don’t pay millions of pounds in huge salaries…

Impossible situations

A poor woman kneeling, begging for money

Have you ever been so desperate, in an impossible situation, that you would literally have done anything to put the situation right? Perhaps you were even willing to pushed aside your pride.
Jairus was one of the synagogue rulers.
Many of these religious leaders would have been proud of their titles, their position in society, and proud of their religious knowledge…

[5] Hardships in life

Dazed child lying on the floor.

The tough situation, that hardship that hits us, is not something which is a waste of time, or something which has no relevance to our spiritual life, it may be the Lord either training us, or disciplining us. It could also be for the proving of our faith…

How to handle difficult situations

A desperate ladies face.

How to handle difficult situations, let’s look at one very tough circumstance where a woman had been very ill for many, many years. What made matters even worse, according to the Jewish customs, she would have been classed as ‘ceremonially unclean’. That would have meant that she was barred from going to the Temple. But here she was TOUCHING Jesus, the SON of GOD, the Holy One! Why did she feel she could do that?…

[8] Are there some missing verses – we don’t read about Noah complaining

A pig.

What about the smell within the Ark?
What about the noise and the lack of space?
But there are no verses that tell us of Noah reacting badly while he was on the Ark.
I used to share a granny flat, with a chap who worked on a pig farm…