Life Lessons

Treasures of Darkness

"And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness - secret riches." (Isaiah 45:3) Grief visited this week. It threw shadows across my path as family and friends grieved over the loss of loved ones. People were left with sadness, tears in their eyes and empty spaces in their homes. There really were no words to say. When hard… Continue reading Treasures of Darkness



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


Christmas Lights

Christmas time it seems the ordinary becomes special. Lights on Christmas trees sparkle in darkened rooms. Houses glimmer with fairy lights like diamonds on a crown. Candles in Churches glow in warmth. Light it seems is an important part of celebrating Christmas. Just as it was on that very first Christmas. A star in the… Continue reading Christmas Lights

Life Lessons

In Darkness

Yes, it's another power cut inspired post! And I promise it is my last, especially now that the issue has been sorted. But on the second night of power cuts, when power had been resumed and then cut again, there was a randomness to the houses left in darkness. Driving the streets, there were pockets of houses… Continue reading In Darkness

Life Lessons

Fading Daylight

  Into the second day of power cuts, I sat in my living room watching daylight gradually fade into darkness. The boys had gone to bed armed with torches and lanterns, whereas I had gathered every available candle (which turned out to be a lot!) to light the lounge. With candles lit, I was ready to embrace… Continue reading Fading Daylight



It was a rather chilly day here in Auckland, and due to the broken air conditioning at church, it was even colder inside. Not surprisingly then, everyone kept their jackets on in Church. As we gathered together I noticed that most of us were wearing black jackets with the odd sprinkling of navy or brown. Overall the… Continue reading Colour