kindness can be seen by some as a weakness in character because it makes you vulnerable and open to people treating you like a mug. This is one way of looking at kindness (bear with me) - but kindness is NOT weakness - it is the humble use of your strength. Kindness uses its strength … Continue reading Kindness is giving your strength away
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
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
I came across this Franciscan Prayer on a memory stick when looking for some research notes - it struck me that sometimes ancient words have the power to create new thoughts within us. With all the pain in the world at the moment words of encouragement, hope and inspiration are medicine for our souls. I … Continue reading Ancient prayers and renewed thoughts
I had a chess set a long time ago, and I loved that little chess set. It was a rather funky, electronic board that meant I could play chess even when no one else in the family wanted to play - and that was always. So I played against the computer - an unseen opponent … Continue reading Things Jesus Modeled and Taught – Love
Have faith in God. Have faith in yourself. God has faith in you. Ever thought that? Never thought that? Thought worth thinking, that. Believe for the best. Believe you can do it. You'll get through it. Trust in yourself. Trust God's help. He'll see you through.