Lent

Less for more – {Lent}

  Lent. It's about making space. Making room. Less for more. Having less in our lives allows more of God. In the space, in the quiet, it's easier to hear the whispers of God to our souls. As we reduce the clamouring and noise around us we are more aware of the gentle nudging of… Continue reading Less for more – {Lent}

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And He said to her…

Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die." (John 11:25) Today, everyday, this is the reality of Easter. On Easter Sunday, Jesus rose from the dead. He conquered death, and victory was secured. This glorious truth, that Jesus is the… Continue reading And He said to her…

Lent

The Crimson King

“What kind of King would choose to wear a crown that bleeds and scars to win my heart” What kind of King indeed? What kind of King would allow Himself to be mocked and scourged? What kind of King would be crucified? What kind of King would see victory in death? Love in sorrow? What… Continue reading The Crimson King

Lent

The Ordinary Day

So many of our days are “ordinary”, insignificant for lack of notable achievements or milestones. In fact for many of us we often spend days caught between the promise and fulfilment. We are in the hallway. And well it feels at best uneventful. It’s not exhilarating. But it is in these times that our attitude,… Continue reading The Ordinary Day

Lent

In the shadows I’ll sing – {Lent}

It would have been easy to join in, to get excited at Jesus' entry into Jerusalem. Everyone would have been participating, shouting out accolades, receiving Jesus as King. What a parade, what joy. Yet within the week we know that it all changed. The crowd worked up again into a frenzy this time though to… Continue reading In the shadows I’ll sing – {Lent}

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Changing Seasons – {Lent}

The calendar decrees 1 March is the first day of Autumn. It’s a definitive, set time. The appearance of Autumn however has been much more gradual and subtle signs evident before the official start of Autumn.. Leaves on trees slowly starting to change colour and fall. Acorns falling from the tree and losing their lush vibrant… Continue reading Changing Seasons – {Lent}

Lent

Making Space – {Lent}

During the season of Lent, it's tradition to "give up" something. To fast from a particular food or activity. Coffee perhaps (eek!)? Maybe a favourite television programme or hobby. It's about making space, making more room for God in our sometimes cluttered lives. The focus isn't on what we're giving up but what we're making room for.… Continue reading Making Space – {Lent}

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Put your hand in the hand – {Lent}

Put your hand in the hand of the man who stilled the waters Put your hand in the hand of the man who calmed the sea Unexpectedly, during Church, the song "Put your hand in the hand" dropped into my mind. A song I haven't heard or sung for many years. But as I began to sing… Continue reading Put your hand in the hand – {Lent}

Lent

The Way – {Good Friday}

Within the city of Jerusalem amongst its many roads is a narrow street called Via Dolorosa. According to tradition it is the path that Jesus took, bearing the cross to Calvary. Today the street looks as ordinary as the ones surrounding it. People pass through quickly. It is part of the hustle and busyness of… Continue reading The Way – {Good Friday}