Author Archives: Craig Benno

About Craig Benno

I'm an average aussie guy who has lived perhaps a not so average life.

Don’t strain the gnats and lose your joy.

I remember reading a story about the infamous evangelist / teacher R.A Torry who was well known  for his sound Bible teaching. R.A was on holidays with his son, and they had spent a number of  weeks in a rural area, … Continue reading

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Some rambling thoughts.

I should know better. I have a self appointed rule, where I don’t have coffee after 4pm in the afternoon. I broke that rule and had one around 8pm last night, and have been tossing and turning in bed ever … Continue reading

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A thought about unconditional love.

One of the oft repeated memes I see and hear, especially from the gals is they want to be loved unconditionally for who they are. I don’t have a problem with this yearning. In fact I totally agree as its … Continue reading

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Adventures in Prayer.

I become a Christian in 1997. Prior to that I was a drunkard and a gambler. (Among other things.) The truth behind my drinking was that I was very shy. And I was dreadfully afraid of girls – though I liked … Continue reading

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When sloganeering doesn’t work.

I was involved in a discussion recently when someone jumped in and said: “Anyone who votes and supports Trump isn’t a Christian – end of discussion!” I replied – “And you cannot be a Christian and support Abortion. Simple as … Continue reading

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Understanding The Shack.

In 2007 a book called the “Shack” hit the bookshelves and virtually overnight it became a best seller. Amazingly no publisher would touch it, and so the authors self published and its a remarkable success story. The book become controversial … Continue reading

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Not only the power to forgive; its the power to restore.

There is a tendency among Christians to think we have blown it: It could be we get into an argument. It may be that we don’t do what we said we would do. It could be that we fail our … Continue reading

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The power of prayer

I don’t often share this story. I see so many Christians getting up in arms and nearly hysterical about the issue of same sex marriage in this country. Many years ago – the night before John Howard declared in Parliament … Continue reading

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Continual Provision.

I love the way the Lord provides. I needed a 19mm drill bit for a job I need to do today – but, its outside our budget for this week. Just received in the mail a $20 Bunning’s card – … Continue reading

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Today I turn 50.

I have been very quiet on my blog lately. Simply because I lost the zeal and enjoyment of writing. I have continued to read along, and comment on a few blogs that continue to encourage, and spur me on in life … Continue reading

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