There has been a lot of shaking happening in New Zealand at the moment. Last week a large earthquake occurred in the South Island. The aftershocks and tremors of which are still happening. The damage to the land and to people's homes and livelihoods is severe. The landscape is forever altered. In our lives there are occurrences,… Continue reading Shaken not stirred
"Haal-e shoma chetoreh?" In Persian one asks another "Haal-e shoma chetoreh?" It's like our version of "how are you doing?" In fact it's better than that. Translated, it is actually asking about the transient state of one's heart. In other words "how is your heart doing at this very moment, at this breath?" How is your… Continue reading How is your heart?
First Leicester City won the Football Premier League in England. The Chicago Cubs then won the World League series after a 100 year drought. Then after 111 years of silence Ireland stormed to victory against the All Blacks. 2016 has also been the year that no one saw of Brexit and Trump for President of the United States.… Continue reading A Life Upside Down
"Bold faith stands on the shoulders of quiet trust." (Bill Johnson) Faith is not knowing what the future holds, what the outcome will be, but knowing and trusting in our God. We can be bold in our faith when we trust in God. When we trust in His character, His goodness and His love for us.… Continue reading Bold Faith, Quiet Trust
Why would I fear the future? For I am being pursued only by your goodness and unfailing love. (Psalm 23:6 Passion Translation)
Recently we told our boys that our little one has down syndrome. We explained what it meant and told them that while he would be able to do everything that they can do, it might take him a little longer and be harder to learn how to. We waited for the reactions. We wondered what impact that this would have.… Continue reading Those words mean nothing…
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders Let me walk upon the waters Wherever You would call me Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander And my faith will be made stronger In the presence of my Saviour Trust without borders. Dare we? Dare we remove the limits to our faith?… Continue reading Without Borders
Trust - Firm belief in the reliability, truth of someone or something. Everyday we trust - we trust that our cars will get us to our destination, that the alarm will go off in the morning. We trust in people that we live and work with. We trust the banks that hold our money. We trust. But… Continue reading Trust.
"The fears are paper tigers" (Amelia Earhart) Fear in the right situations is good and provides us with a healthy caution. But more often it just produces undue stress and anxiety. It will often start as a mere thought that then creates emotions that then impact our decisions and actions. Fear is a weapon of the enemy.… Continue reading Paper Tigers