This morning I had the privilege of participating (gatecrashing!!) a Twitter conversation on the subject of 'self care'. Too many of us care for others and neglect ourselves in the process. We end up tired, taken for granted, or at worst... burnt out! We are not meant to burn out in the pursuit of supporting, … Continue reading Self care – the art of burning brightly
What is the heart of the Christmas Story, and what has this got to do with #homelessness?
Faith hopes for what it does not see and helps us carry what we cannot bear
Ever have those moments when your head is full of worry, anxiety and stress when you look at the world around you? I know I certainly do! It's so easy to feel like you are drowning. We all have times like this - so how should a follower of Jesus respond to such moments?
This is one of those verses where we focus on the latter part first. It is the first phrase that really matters. Make God your delight... ...because if HIS infinite delightfulness ...because of HIS love, grace, mercy, faithfulness, etc. Is GOD the main delight in our lives? Is he our ‘reason for being’? Make God … Continue reading Make God your Delight
“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him,” - Colossians 2:6 ESV It isn’t enough to just receive Christ - true Christians will walk in Christ. What does this mean? A disciple of Jesus will stay close to his teaching A disciple of Jesus will allow that teaching to permeate their … Continue reading Walk with Jesus closely
Have you ever been asked to do something that you just have no confidence to do? I’m generally a confident person – at least that’s the image of me that people perceive. I had this job selling computer software. the product was brilliant – I wanted to buy it and was sure a lot of people would want to buy it too! My manager explained that to meet the sales targets I would have to manipulate clients into making a sale. This method of sales compromised my faith and I lost my confidence to sell the product. When I made phone calls I did it half-heartedly. I could not do it and I VERY quickly lost confidence in the company – I was now not confident. Needless to say I quit after one week!!
If we are do anything well, and with Godly integrity, we need to be confident that…
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