What really mattered

I’m not trying to appear holy by acknowledging the Holy Spirit, but to me, one of the greatest promises of scripture to me is that...

If it was possible to drive the Holy Spirit away while holding true to the testimony of Jesus, then He would have let me go. I was stubborn, frustrated, impatient and demanding, zealous for the wrong things, but He was faithful.

I have been blessed by listening to many national and international teachers, yet as I prepared this, my thoughts continued to return to a small group of precious saints who met at my home to pray weekly or fortnightly for nearly a decade. Some are looking a bit grey and fragile now, but we bared our hearts before each other and before God. There were times that my wife was unwell and deteriorating for several days. It seemed that my prayers were being unanswered and I would phone these friends at 2 am and ask for prayer. Within an hour the situation would turn around. I thank God for bringing such precious saints around us.

What helped a lot

In my Copyright statement I list the Bible translations that I commonly use at this site. However I greatly appreciated the and the Online Parallel Bible web-sites that made it easy to compare multiple translations, including the original Hebrew, and to search out many scriptures.

I wrote the Game Start Acknowledgements to recognise gifted individuals through whom God inspired my walk with Him in this area. But on an ongoing basis, the Creation Ministries International (CMI) team, through their quarterly “Creation” magazine and their web-site,, have refreshed me and been an example to me.

The encouragement of a few close friends has been greatly appreciated. The tolerance of my wife and children for many hours lost to them can’t go without note. I thank my brother for proof reading the Page-1-God articles. (I hope to get his help on the rest of the site later, until then it may be a little rough in places.)

What helped technically

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