In God’s presence is where we will find our peace, joy, freedom, pleasure, strength and simply everything else we need in life. In this series we are exploring an exciting and life changing topic – Pursuit of God’s Presence and what that means for us. We started off by looking at the story of Jacob in Genesis 32 about how […]
Pursuit of His Presence: Series Part 1 There comes a time when you know something has to change in your life. You may have made a New Year resolution vowing to turn over a new leaf. Maybe 2018 is the year you plan to become a better husband/wife, break that bad cycle, cast off fear and inaction or simply take your […]
Do one thing every day that scares you – Eleanor Roosevelt. This Christmas I did something a little scary and I’m so glad I did. I knocked on the door of an older couple on our street to wish them a Merry Christmas and give a small gift. It was a little scary because although we have lived on the same […]
Sometimes life stresses don’t result from the difficulties we face but how we handle our expectations. We try to fit our lives into the ideal lifestyle presented to us and when things don’t match up we stress out. I haven’t spent Christmas with our extended family in years because most of them live over 4,000 miles away. For a while […]
“I’ve come to see that part of my calling here is simply to be a person of hope.” Our car bounced down a dirt road in a small Middle Eastern town, seven of us packed into a five-seat sedan. A dim moonlight lit the blues and oranges of ramshackle gates guarding small properties. The town… via Begin to Hope Again — […]
Brokenness is not beautiful, it’s a state that fills us with pain and shame. Yet we live in a world where being flawed or broken is far too common. Where the world repels and misuses our brokenness, God chooses to work with us. He sees it as an opportunity for new beginnings for remodeling and restoring us to our original state and purpose.
A few years ago a near miss on the motorway while driving at 70 miles/hr got me to seriously consider my life. I was confronted by the reality of my mortality, a reality we often choose to ignore. I remember thinking about the things I had always wanted to do but hadn’t got round to doing. I thought about purpose; Had […]
Life is about discovery and without our curiosity and the courage to attempt things we will not discover our abilities or learn useful lessons. I remember when I was about 9 or 10 going fishing with my friend Anna. We were determined to show the boys that we too could be adventurous and that we could bring back worthwhile spoils. […]
Imagine your city is under siege, the enemy controls your lives – your finances, choices, career, dreams. You long for freedom but you are too afraid to revolt. The oppression goes on for so long that you lose your confidence in your ability and hope of ever being free. That scenario may sound far-fetched for those of us living in […]
What I have come to learn from my quest is that even the best writes and artist started by stepping out and practicing their art.