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
I don't know what the future holds. None of us do. And if I am honest I would say that my thoughts of the future can one day be optimistic in a let's conquer the world kind of the way and the next day the very thought of it can scare the living daylights out of me. Even picking… Continue reading God’s got this!
My boys love superheroes. If you ask them what they want to be when they grow up, a superhero is often listed amongst the other, well, more ordinary careers. For them the good guy always wins and the bad guys loses. (And yes if you ask them who the best superhero is their answer is Jesus!) It's one… Continue reading Brave.
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
The room was gloomy in the morning. Like a blanket the gloom slipped over me too. Everything felt dreary and depressing. The luminous colour of life had gone. Dullness left in its place. But then I opened the curtains and the early morning sun and light blazed in. The sunlight outside beckoning joy and life. Colour returned. I am… Continue reading Daylight
Over cups of tea a story of a mountain conquered, a battle won is shared. And as it was quietly told, strength was given and the words "me too" exhaled. Faith is often time fought for in secret, in the quiet. But personal battles, personal victories can give strength and hope to others. Testimonies of God moving in… Continue reading Over the Teacups