Dear Children, We are often encouraged to 'build the life we want' or to 'create the identity we desire', but life can have it's way of reminding us that it is complex and has it's hardships for everyone. Do not believe that everyone else is okay - trust me, they are not. The person next … Continue reading Life is full of ups and downs – get used to that!
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
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
There’s a guy in the bible called BARNABAS - he had a great reputation. Why? Because he was a great encourager. To encourage someone us to give them strength and courage. It is to lift them up. How can we encourage those around us? Here’s three ideas: 1. Pray for them 2. Help them practically … Continue reading Be an encourager
So often we rush through life not paying attention to how we live it. We rush from one situation straight into the next circumstance. Why not take a moment today just to stop and choose how you will live today? We might not be able to choose our mood, but we can choose our attitude. … Continue reading Choose to Live life