Hard times surround us in life Surrounding with darkness Shadow days of trouble and strife Seeking to steal my breath. But fallen, I choose to rise Rising like a lion proud I lift up my head to the skies Knowing your light is all around.
I posted a few days ago about character being attributes that flow OUT of us in life’s circumstances. The quality of our character dictates the strength of our lives. And the strength of our lives is linked with the confidence we have on the inside flowing to the outside. For example, patience is stronger than … Continue reading Confidence flows from character
Blossoms bow in the evening sun Knowing not what to think Their petals enchanting everyone Glowing such beautiful pink Stray blossom Avenue, Harrogate I love when the blossoms come out - I suspect everybody does. They blossom annually and the bright colour illuminates people’s hearts and Instagram feeds for a few weeks. And then the … Continue reading Blossoms bow
I awake today to a new reality Knowing that the completed totality Of my life is restoration At the hands of the God of my salvation As I open my eyes to Christ the son Knowing that he’s the only one Powerful to gracefully restore me And heal my broken history. I awake today to … Continue reading I awake today – a declaration of faith
Those who know me know that faith plays a large part in the strength I’ve found in my life journey. Taking time out to reflect and think have been important disciplines. Isaiah 40:31 Putting faith aside, it is important to stop; to reflect; to rest and renew your strength. When we carry burdens our strength … Continue reading Rest to refresh your soul
There is a lie we believe about joy. We are told or taught, or somehow come to believe that joy is based solely on our circumstances. I don’t know where this notion comes from, but I know it’s not true in the experiences of many people. Watch any movie and you will notice moments of … Continue reading Finding joy isn’t dependent upon your circumstances
I've tried reading through the bible from cover to cover numerous times – needless to say, I don't always get through it, but I do often sense God is speaking through what I did read. I began to think about how often I open the Bible. As I thought about opening the bible my mind … Continue reading Are you open to the bible?
I caught my wife studying hard last week. She was caught up in the world of concentration seeking information and studying to apply it to heart and mind. Hard work can be full of great joy So I captured the moment. Why? Because I wanted to remind myself that chasing dreams, or joy, or goals … Continue reading The search for joy can be hard
“We all wanna be loved; we all want just a little respect”. So wrote the band called DC Talk I believe the love is the most powerful force in the entire universe. It is the life flow of anything worthwhile. It is the bloodstream of every relationship, and when love is not passing between two … Continue reading More love please
This is a very short talk I recorded for our local ‘online kids club’. The story is from the Gospels in the Bible. Can you spot the little error I made?