What are your eyes focused on today? If I’m honest, my eyes are drifting to a lot of places and people other than Jesus. I’m distracted by both perceived and real-life expectations of me. I’m drawn into worries about the future, and whether or not I will be provided for. I’m anxious about falling short,… Continue reading Wandering eyes, corrected
What does loving God look like for you? What are your favourite ways to express adoration for Jesus in the everyday? Here are some of the things I like to do when I’m struggling to find a connection: Plan it out. Rather than waiting till I feel like praying, I schedule in time with God… Continue reading Six ways to re-connect with God when you’re feeling distant
Sometimes we just need an eternal perspective. We need to be reminded that this life is not all there is. It’s easy to believe, like most people, that ‘life is not a dress rehearsal’ and that you only live once. So eat, drink, and be merry! But the fact is, as Christians, we don’t only… Continue reading In a way, life IS a dress rehearsal
The start of a new year often brings us a fresh injection of hope. Even though our lives usually look very much the same on January 1 as they do on December 31, there’s a kind of ‘crossing over’ that occurs. We are symbolically farewelling one year, with all its trials and triumphs, and welcoming… Continue reading Crossing over with hope
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.” This verse from 1 Chronicles 16 reminds us to give thanks. Because God is good. And his love endures forever. (Wow, that was a hard one to unpack!) But seriously, how amazing are these words? How true it is that no matter… Continue reading Give thanks! God is good! His love lasts forever!
Wash me clean from my guilt… purify me from my sin… Powerful words which penetrate the hearts of those who grieve over their imperfections and shortcomings. Those acutely aware of how deep their brokenness goes. And how unimaginably holy their God is in contrast. + I used to think of myself as a bit of… Continue reading The charges are dropped; you’re free to go
If we speak in human terms, it’s impossible to be born again. But in the spiritual sense, we can be. Because Jesus came back to life from the dead, we too can experience new life – a new birth – when we come to faith. In this re-birth, we also re-hope. We’re given fresh hope… Continue reading Born again to live again