Bible quotes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · Verses and prayers

Crossing over with hope

The start of a new year often brings us a fresh injection of hope. Even though our lives usually look very much the same on January 1 as they do on December 31, there’s a kind of ‘crossing over’ that occurs. We are symbolically farewelling one year, with all its trials and triumphs, and welcoming… Continue reading Crossing over with hope

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…

Friendship and love · Relating to God

Love on purpose

Valentine’s Day produces a range of reactions. Just like other widely celebrated occasions, it can bring joy, heartache or indifference, depending on a person’s current ‘status’ or life situation. Rather than letting our emotions dictate our lives, let’s remember to keep on loving others actively and purposely. Christ gives us the strength to love, and… Continue reading Love on purpose