In J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Gandalf says to his friend Frodo: “All you must decide is how to use the time that is given to you.” I often ask God what he wants me to do with the time allocated to me. The short life he’s given me. In my mind, it’s as… Continue reading How to use our smallness to shine God’s big light
Sometimes it feels safer to stay in the dark because we’ve been there for so long. It’s all we’ve known, and it’s comfortable. But maybe you haven’t switched on the light yet – maybe there’s a much brighter and more hopeful world yet to discover in a relationship with God. This relationship is one full… Continue reading Is the dark more familiar than the daylight?
http://bible.com/111/jhn.10.10.NIV The thief, Satan, steals from our lives and destroys joy. But Jesus gives generously and offers joy and peace like no other. Choose the light instead of the dark. Don’t let Satan rob you of a life lived to the fullest, guided and empowered by your Heavenly Father.
I was talking with a group of women recently, and one of them shared her story with me. She’d lost her son to an incurable heart condition when he was only four years old… Not only that, her other son has suffered from severe psychotic episodes throughout his life. He has schizophrenia. She’s seen unbearable… Continue reading A love that sees in the dark
I was talking with some friends recently about the way we approach God. Some described how, at times, they have felt the need to apologise to God for bothering him – as if he was too busy to possibly handle the requests and demands of all his children. I guess this is one of the… Continue reading Sorry to bother you, God…