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

Life and other catastrophes · Psychology and mental health · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are

When you are afraid, who do you trust?

Do you struggle with fear and anxiety? I think most of us do sometimes, especially when life throws us a curve-ball. But I like that the Psalmist in the Bible never says “I don’t struggle with fear”. Rather, he shares his strategy for how to respond when worry does come his way. Psalm 56:3 says, “When I… Continue reading When you are afraid, who do you trust?

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

Seduced by glitzy baubles and trinkets

I’ve been missing God lately. Missing his glory. I haven’t chosen very often to look for it, or allow myself to see it. I haven’t taken much time to bask in his creation, or wander through his Word… or even sit down and talk with him. I haven’t asked him questions, or allowed myself to… Continue reading Seduced by glitzy baubles and trinkets

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

A morning with Lindy Chamberlain

If you lived in Australia during the 1980s you’d be very familiar with the story of Lindy Chamberlain. The New-Zealand born Australian woman was camping in Uluru with her family in a public campground when, during the night, her nine-week-old daughter Azaria disappeared from their tent. Lindy had seen a dingo coming out of the tent,… Continue reading A morning with Lindy Chamberlain