Bible quotes · Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are · Verses and prayers

The charges are dropped; you’re free to go

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

Bible quotes · Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are · Verses and prayers

A life verse for scaredy-cats like me…

Ask me what my ‘life verse’ is, and I’ll point you to this one.  It was one of the first verses I committed to memory as a child, because it gave me an instant dose of strength and courage when I felt afraid. And I’ve always been an anxious person. When the ‘mountains’ of school… Continue reading A life verse for scaredy-cats like me…

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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“Not all those who wander are lost…”

Are you fighting a spiritual battle right now? Are you feeling like you’re drifting from belief in God and his promises for you? Don’t give up. The Christian life wasn’t meant to be easy. We need to actively wage war, in Jesus’ name, against “the rulers, the authorities, the powers of this dark world – and against the spiritual forces… Continue reading “Not all those who wander are lost…”