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
God is not silent. God is not remote or distant or aloof. God speaks, and he speaks through the Living Word – the Bible. The world around us will distract us and delay our reading of it – but the Word remains powerful and life-changing as we meditate on it. As we pray over it.… Continue reading This Word will change your life
I like this image of hiding God’s word in our hearts. For me, it’s about allowing God to direct me to the truth when I need it most. On my own, I’m powerless against sin. I’m often tempted to twist the truth or do things for selfish gain. I don’t always think of others before… Continue reading Harness what’s hidden inside your heart
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?
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
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