Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

How coming to faith brings a peace like no other

When people come to faith in Jesus they often say they feel a peace they’ve never felt before. This verse in Isaiah talks about such peace, adding that “quietness and confidence” will also characterise the life of a Christian. That doesn’t mean the Christian life is stress-free (ha!), but when we put our trust in… Continue reading How coming to faith brings a peace like no other

Friendship and love · Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · Social justice · The way we are

Caught in compassion

You know the feeling. The ache. The sorrow. The grief. You feel compassion rising up, and you’re caught. You can’t unfeel something. You can’t unsee injustice… You can’t rub away the blackness. The empathy. The dark realisation… During my lunch-time at work I walk around the streets of Sydney’s Surry Hills. It’s a hub for brothels, and my heart breaks when I see… Continue reading Caught in compassion

Bible quotes

The freedom to obey

http://bible.com/59/jhn.14.21.ESV A relationship with God is not just about feelings and emotions. Its authenticity is shown in a life devoted to someone and something other than ourselves. The Christian life is one of complete surrender, joyful obedience, and willing sacrifice. Christians obey their loving, generous Father knowing there are far greater things ahead than those… Continue reading The freedom to obey

Books I've read · Friendship and love · Psychology and mental health · The way we are

Live a life without limits

Nick Vujicic was born without arms or legs, and has spent a lot of his life speaking to people about what it was like to grow up this way. Nick is known for his positivity and sense of humour, and inspires others to live the life of their dreams despite the obstacles they might face.… Continue reading Live a life without limits

Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · Verses and prayers

Standing in grace

A simple verse and prayer for you today: “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.” (Romans 5:1-2) Dear Lord Jesus, Thank you that I’ve been justified – made… Continue reading Standing in grace