Become a smart investor

More than three hundred years ago, Sir Isaac Newton owned shares in the South Sea Company, the hottest stock in England. Sensing that the market was getting out of hand, the great physicist mumbled that he ‘could calculate the motions of the heavenly bodies, but not the madness of the people.’ Newton sold all his South Sea shares, pocketing…

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God wants to use you too

If you study history or even our present dispensation, you will discover countless ordinary people that have done extraordinary things. One of them is Dr Paul Farmer who passed away this year in his sleep while in Rwanda. Paul was an American medical anthropologist and physician who did his best to serve the cause of global health equity. In…

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Don’t behave as if God is dead

There is a story about Martin Luther (1483 -1546) going through a period of discouragement and depression. For days his long face graced the family table and dampened the family’s home life. One day his wife came to the breakfast table all dressed in black, as if she were going to a funeral service. When Martin asked her who…

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The most important transaction

When J. P. Morgan, the American financier and investment banker, died, it was found that his will consisted of about 10,000 words and 37 articles. He made many transactions, some involving large sums of money. However, this what he considered his most important transaction: “I commit my soul into the hands of my Saviour, in full confidence that, having…

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