"Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions." (Henri Nouwen) I was having one of those "meh" days. Heading out late one evening to… Continue reading Making a Difference
It was Queen Elizabeth who said that "grief is the price we pay for love." And it was her grandson Prince Harry who recently shared that when you're grieving you need to know that there is laughter after the tears, happiness to be found, life to be lived. Some days when we're in a hard season,… Continue reading After.
"The goodness of God is challenged everyday with the punches of life" (Havilah Cunnington) Let's face it, some days can be hard and we're left wishing we'd put on boxing gloves to knock back some of the things that have come our way. Some days it can feel we're living on the wrong side of the crucifixion and not… Continue reading The Punches of Life
Every morning I lay out the pieces of my life on the altar and wait for your fire to fall upon my heart." (Psalm 5:1-3) There is a before and there is an after in my life. A demarcation point if you like. In the before I lifted up my voice in worship, drawing near to… Continue reading Aftermath
There wasn't much about this horse to distinguish itself from others. He was rather nondescript. An ordinary racehorse. Yet in 1973 this horse named Secretariat came out of obscurity to win three main races known as the Triple Crown. Setting new track records in winning these races, he became one of the greatest race horses of all time. At one of… Continue reading The Heart of a Champion
If you've ever found you're talking to yourself then you are in good company. A read of the Psalms and you'll find references to King David speaking to his soul. But while I might have caught myself mumbling about the need for a coffee or questioning myself as to why did I walk into this room, King David… Continue reading Soul Talk
"I declare I will choose faith over fear. I will meditate on what is positive and what is good about my situation. I will use my energy not to worry but to believe. Fear had no part in my life. I will not dwell on negative, discouraging thoughts. My mind is set on what God… Continue reading I declare
Some days are hard, scary even and they can certainly be overwhelming. It's on days like these that we need to put our big girl pants on and be brave. But it is not something that we need to do alone or are even expected to do alone. God is in control and He is always by… Continue reading Be Brave.
On a warm Autumn day I opened my front door to sunlight streaming in and three beautiful women laden with baking, meals and gifts plus steaming hot coffee standing outside. Ahhh food for the body and nourishment for the soul for this mother with her newborn! We're called to be a light to the world… Continue reading Soul Food