What are you wearing today? The writer of Colossians encourages us to wear “compassion (or mercy), kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience”. These aren’t usually hanging up, front and centre, in my wardrobe. Instead, I am quick to ‘put on’ judgment, unkindness, pride, and impatience. Lord, help us to make the right choices today as we… Continue reading What are you wearing today?
Do you ever stop to recognise that Jesus died for your sins once and for all? In dying on the cross, Christ, in his perfection and innocence, paid the price for all our stuff-ups, mistakes, and omissions. One event in history wiped our slates clean. Then Jesus, after he died, actually rose again from the… Continue reading He died once and for all. It is finished.
What’s the source of your power and strength? What gets you through the day? Whether you’re facing minor frustrations or massive problems, know that you can trust God to help you. We can choose to be confident in him, because he won’t let us down. God is right beside us always, giving us power and… Continue reading Where does your strength come from?
Are you tired? Worn out? Over it all? Jesus invites us to come to him when we feel this way. We don’t have it all together before we can come into his presence. We can come to him right now in our weariness, brokenness, and confusion. As we do this, he will give us rest… Continue reading Give Jesus your burden
Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is often portrayed in the shape of a pyramid with the largest, most fundamental levels of need at the bottom and the need for self-actualization at the top. The most fundamental and basic four layers of the pyramid contain the needs of esteem, friendship and love, security, and physical need. If… Continue reading Why it’s so important to have our needs met
She slowly and suddenly released the boat from the shore… This contradictory sentence has been floating around in my head all morning. I jotted it down to describe the process of letting go, of handing over… I’m in the process of surrendering some unhealthy ways of thinking which have taken a long time – yet… Continue reading Go on… Release the boat
I’m so glad this world is not all there is. I’m relieved beyond relief I can live with a genuine hope of a better tomorrow. Yes, this earth is filled with so much beauty and life and joy in the midst of the heartache. Flowers truly can grow out of cracks in the pavement. But… Continue reading Wait for the rose garden