So last month there were so many posts about being kind and looking out for one another. This month we have reports of people fighting over paracetamol and toilet paper as they seek to ‘hoard essentials’ in fear of the Coronavirus. Isn’t it heartbreaking? It’s so easy to be kind when life is good; turns … Continue reading Fighting fear with kindness
St Augustine prayed, 'Lord... you have made us for yourself and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you.' God is the source of all good things. (From Nicky Gumbles’ Bible in a Year) Spend time with him through the scriptures. Talk with him. Listen for his voice guiding you in daily … Continue reading Find your rest in God
Jesus invites us to follow him and to receive his love, but He will all challenge us to live as forgiven people. Looking at many churches today you might think salvation is for the talented, the hipster and the Uber-religious. It's understandable to think so, but it's still not true. For Jesus ALL ARE INVITED … Continue reading God loves you even if you’re living in the margins
We all carry scars with us. But do we remember the pain, or have we received Gods great unconditional love. Whatever you’ve been through, God carries you. We need to see our scars through a new light. The invisible scars of our painful experiences don’t exclude us from receiving God’s love - his grace is … Continue reading your scars bring you closer to God
In psalm 84 David expresses his heart for the presence of God. He says: “Better a day in your courts than a thousand anywhere else. I would rather stand at the threshold of the house of my God than live in the tents of wicked people.” Psalms 84:10 Do we yearn for God like this? … Continue reading Are you a doorkeeper or a God-seeker?
Ever felt like you are stuck in a dark place? Then this post is written just for you.... Gods first words in the human story were words spoke in the darkness - words from the darkness. Spoken by God. Spoken to breathe life into the darkness. Out of the darkness these words were uttered: “Let... … Continue reading A voice in the darkness
So it's Christmas (almost!). That time of year when parental stress peaks temporarily; family conflicts fly off the handle; the busyness of consumerism feels like it will drown us! Crazy consumer Christmas! We cannot deny that for most people the time of glad tidings and joy is more like a giant tidal wave of tasks! … Continue reading The Onslaught of Christmas Stress