“Our fall was, has always been, and always will be, that we aren’t satisfied in God and what He gives. We hunger for something more, something other.”
We give Him what we perceive to be our obedience yet internally resist a deeper surrender.
“If we are to love sincerely and with simplicity, we must first of all overcome the fear of not being loved.”
“When it comes to pain, God isn’t often in the business of taking it away. Instead, he adds to it. He is more of a giver than a taker.”
“There is no neutral ground in the universe; every square inch, every split second, is claimed by God and counter-claimed by Satan.”
“A continual looking forward to the eternal world is not a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do.”
“Love without truth is sentimentality.”
“There’s nothing that makes us love someone so much as praying for them.”
I love it when someone’s words stop me in my tracks. Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing thoughts…
I love to watch things made clean… I find a kind of therapy in sitting and watching my front loader twist and roll our clothes around, knowing they’ll come out much better than they were before.
It was one of those rain-drenched days where every city commuter was in the same boat. Actually, a boat might have been helpful, as every other form of public or personal transport was not going to ensure a quick trip home.
ve this re-telling of Jesus healing the paralytic in John 5. It is by author John Eldredge, and appears in his book Desire.
a during the 1980s you’d know the story of Lindy Chamberlain. The New-Zealand born Australian woman was camping in Uluru with her family in a public campground when, during the night, her nine-week-old daughter Azaria disappeared.
awoke from my nap to discover our black cat pressed into my side, sleeping. Chloe had edged her way into the curve of my waist to absorb as much human warmth as possible.
I am grateful – completely and utterly – because today I make the choice to be.
Are you going through a hard time right now?
Even though many of us take a break from work over the new year, it can feel anything but relaxing.…
As the year winds to a close, it’s tempting to give ourselves a hard time about the things that have…
Sometimes we’re tempted to think we have to somehow have it all together before we can approach God. That we…
When people come to faith in Jesus they often say they feel a peace they’ve never felt before. This verse…
How do you define a good year?
My dad passed away last month. I took some time on this rainy Sunday afternoon in lockdown to jot down some of the memories I have of him. Thank you for reading…
My dad passed away this week at 79 years of age, after years battling dementia.
Are you watching too many demoralising news reports or endlessly scrolling social media?
Are you aware of the impact of too much media consumption?
It’s so important to take ownership of what we’re consuming and make wise choices.
Here, I talk about proactively finding activities that produce positive emotions.
Here, I share a story about the boy who taught my friend how to notice and celebrate small moments of joy in the midst of suffering.
📍 Final Lockdown Video 📍 The last video in this series is a mindfulness exercise focused on accepting God’s grace.…
💛 Can I share a favourite prayer with you? 💛
People will have all sorts of opinions about you. What matters most is what God says.
We can all get consumed by the various feeds on our phone or tablet. Here, I offer some tried-and-tested suggestions…
to focus on spending time with God when we’re feeling stressed. I hope this video will encourage you to make time for him and receive his peace.
The world can seem like a crazy place, especially during lockdown. I’ll be checking in via video every night this…
I am currently in lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19 in my state.
It’s been almost a month since my 14-year-old nephew Reuben’s life changed forever.
Sometimes I try and imagine what it felt like the day Jesus died.
Ever been so tired you can’t hold your head up?
Beware the gift that stops giving.
We enter the world with simple expectations. We require love, affection and approval. As we grow we become more aware…
As we unpacked the contents of our bedrooms into our seemingly massive two-bedroom unit, as well as all our wedding presents, it occurred to us that man could not live on bedspreads alone.
Do I want to get ‘well’?
What areas in my life do I really want Jesus to help me with?
We edged through the cold, clammy cave. A roof full of glow worms loomed over us. The fluorescent pin-pricks were still, yet…
You know that expression ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’? Well, for many people there’s a really fine line…
In this relaxation exercise, I invite you to imagine you are seated next to Jesus, sharing all your burdens with him.
It’s easy to feel insecure when we assess ourselves using the measuring stick of society.
Some people tend to think their life is only worth something if they become famous. Or if they leave a…
I wish I could say with unbridled confidence the only eyes that mattered were yours.
Part one of a guest post by Michael Leader, pastor at Beverly Hills Baptist Church. “You can’t tell anyone” –…
Mindfulness can help us become more aware of the things God is doing in us and around us.
“Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.” (Romans 8:5)
The Bible does reassure us that God is a God of intimacy – one who draws close to us despite our sin and his incredible holiness.