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Our longings must end in him, or they’ll keep sending us in circles

What’s your heart longing for right now? I mean, deep down… Are you longing for acceptance (from that guy, or that employer, or that friend)? Are you yearning for approval (from that teacher, or that girl, or that family member)? Or do you just want, desperately, to experience rest… (from the illness, or the chaos,… Continue reading Our longings must end in him, or they’ll keep sending us in circles

Bible quotes · Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are

A God that smooths out our rough edges

Ever read a Bible verse that just sinks into your gut like heavy cement? The impact is felt immediately, like a spear piercing your heart. You want to keep scrolling; or look away. Anything to sear your conscience. But the words sit there in your stomach, unwilling to budge. That’s how I felt when I… Continue reading A God that smooths out our rough edges

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You’re in full view, and it’s OK.

Before Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, they were naked and unashamed. But after they took the forbidden fruit – and everything changed forever for humanity – they realised they were naked, and were ashamed. At this point, they tried to hide from God…. Shame is something we’ve all felt at some… Continue reading You’re in full view, and it’s OK.

Bible quotes · Psychology and mental health · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · Verses and prayers

The number one fear-buster

Perfect love.  Is there any such thing? Human love, though delightful, is flawed, weak, imperfect.  Human love grasps at perfection but never makes the cut. God’s love, however, is perfection entirely.  God’s love changes a person’s life, and does something amazing. It casts out fear.  It expels it entirely as we lift it, week-kneed, to… Continue reading The number one fear-buster

Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are · Verses and prayers

No one wants to be bossed around

Often the word ‘command’ conjures up images of moustached dictators and stern school teachers. It speaks of power and authority, towering over weak-willed submission. And let’s face it – no one wants to be bossed around.  But when we think about obeying God’s commands, it’s different. Obeying God is not about bending our knee to… Continue reading No one wants to be bossed around

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‘The little things’ change lives

Her passion for cooking started with one aromatic meal, served up with love and a cheeky smile. Her love for her husband was rekindled after one thoughtful note, slipped under the table at dinner. Her desire to truly live again was sparked by one story of survival in a country far more turbulent. Her week was improved by one pot of… Continue reading ‘The little things’ change lives