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
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
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.
How valuable do you think you are? How much do you think you’re worth? Do you think you deserve the love of someone who was willing to die on your behalf? This verse reminds us that God paid a high price for us. The price was the life of his son, Jesus – the only… Continue reading Where to look when you need to know your value
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
I’ve been ‘seeing’ Jesus all my life – finding him in all kinds of ways. But he isn’t just wishful thinking, or a product of my imagination. He isn’t the ridiculous delusion some would claim him to be. I first saw Jesus in the stories read to me from the Bible at home, and the… Continue reading Have you seen Jesus?
This isn’t the first time I’ve been here. I hear you whisper the words as you stumble into the doctor’s surgery, asking for another prescription. This isn’t the first time I’ve been here. I hear you whisper the words as you enter the principal’s office once more to talk about the trouble your son is… Continue reading This isn’t the first time I’ve been here…