You are blessed with the favour and love of God

Today’s’ post is a very short encouragement regarding God’s view of you. We often view God as distant and unconcerned with our lives – but this is so far from the truth. There’s a song in the bible that says the following: “But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them sing joyfulContinue reading “You are blessed with the favour and love of God”

Can we have Certain faith in an uncertain world?

How can we ever know that the Gospel of Jesus and the words of the bible are really true? I mean, they were written thousands of years ago in a culture that is so different from ours – no phones, no bank accounts, no McDonalds! It was orally passed down before it was written down!Continue reading “Can we have Certain faith in an uncertain world?”

Self care – the art of burning brightly

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”

There is so much new life in the darkness – so take heart

Life can be described in terms of shades: dark and light; black and white. We think of darkness as bad and light as good, yet God created darkness and light and said that it was all good. Even God Himself brooded in the darkness before the creation. Many of the most expressive and creative peopleContinue reading “There is so much new life in the darkness – so take heart”

Three Tips for Moving the Immovable

The fridge stood in the middle of the room where the delivery guy had left it. It was huge! I unfortunately am not huge. How on earth would I move this fridge? We’ve all had days like this: days when there’s something in our lives that appear to be immovable. It might be a bigContinue reading “Three Tips for Moving the Immovable”

May your New Year be Amazingly Ordinary

2014 has been a rollercoaster of a ride – not always thrilling, but with a number of highs and lows. Highs Having a chapter published in a book on discipleship. I wrote a short chapter called When the Gospel is Not good News in “Make, Mature, Multiply” (Ed. Brandon Smith). If interested, you can find outContinue reading “May your New Year be Amazingly Ordinary”

Find a way, not an excuse

I find that I require little reminders like this on  a frequent basis.  It’s easy to stop trying, to sit on our laurels,  to just give up. It’s easy to  find excuses for non-achievement,  non-fulfilment and non-productivity.  We seem to be wired to shift blame from ourselves onto other people or situations. As long asContinue reading “Find a way, not an excuse”