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
Today, I made a conscious effort to look around me… to move outside my head. I chose to observe the way the leaves crunched underneath my feet, their textures creating a new sound with each step… Each one a different shade of orange or yellow, they flung themselves around me with the wind; papery, noisy…… Continue reading Today I chose to step outside myself… and into life
Today, I made a conscious effort to look around me… to move outside my head. I chose to observe the way the leaves crunched underneath my feet, their textures creating a new sound with each step… Each one a different shade of orange or yellow, they flung themselves around me with the wind; papery, noisy…… Continue reading Today I moved outside my head and into life
In this world we will have trouble. In this world we will have struggles. In this world there will be wars and fighting and betrayal and selfishness. In this world we will see heartache and tragedy and loss that impacts us deeply. Trouble and struggle and tragedy is almost guaranteed. But take heart! “I have… Continue reading Problems are guaranteed, but there’s hope
As you reflect on the birth of Jesus this week, remember why he was sent. Christ was sent to earth by God as a baby, who would grow up not to condemn – but to save us from our sins through his death on the cross. Jesus came to take my place, and yours, and… Continue reading Why did Jesus come?
As children, we are convinced, naturally, that we’re the centre of life’s story. We demand attention without rationale or reasoning, and are egocentric by design. As we grow older, we start to assess and validate the life stories of others. We become more able to celebrate our friends, and the things they contribute to our… Continue reading What’s your dominant life narrative?
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