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April 17, 2019

“If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you,
Then how can you contend with horses?
And if in the land of peace,
In which you trusted, they wearied you,
Then how will you do in the floodplain of the Jordan?

Jeremiah 12:5 (NKJV)

In Tasmania, over the summer season, we have had significant fires, threatening homes, lives, property and causing horrible devastation to industry an...

April 14, 2019

Today, in the protestant tradition, we celebrate Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the week leading up to the week Passover occurred somewhere approximately 33AD (forgive my approximating with the calendar, I wasn't actually there...) It was the week before the crucifixion of Jesus as remembered in the Christian calendar. It's called Easter, though where the name came from I'...

August 28, 2018

For your amusement; (I thought you’d be interested to know) Father has me back inside a congregation. Also for your amusement and delight  - I’m loving every minute of it!

It’s fascinating how He orders our lives. The one thing He asks us to do is to love Him and do what He says out of that place of Love. This is how I have ended up back in a congregational structure, by attending to His vo...

March 7, 2018

Hi Everyone! It’s good to be back, and to be able to show y’all some of the things I have been working on!

It’s been a while since I have had the capacity to brain my way through to writing. The impression of my former capacity (nearly 8 years ago, wowzers, time marches on) is still strong, but my current ability, while slowly growing stronger under the guidance of Holy Spirit, is still dep...

April 25, 2017

God is not known around here for doing things quickly. He said “soon” to me once… fifteen years ago!

He is known for doing things thoroughly. A job isn’t done until every little part is turned over and examined for faults, cracks, flaws and anything found which doesn’t let the Son shine through, is dealt with properly, until you can’t see the welds, the mends, the fixed up spots… It all loo...

April 18, 2017

Have you ever attempted to explain what you are doing to people and when it comes out of your mouth it sounds small? Less than small? When you list the things you are currently “doing”, what you say kinda trails off and you know it’s not the sum total of what’s really going on, but there’s no way to explain it…?

As humans we put such stock on what we do, what we achieve, accomplishments we...

April 11, 2017

How did I get to this place of Peace anyhow? It was both simple and required work at the same time. You remember the story about the rich young ruler in the NT who comes to Jesus, asks what he must do to be saved and Jesus replies ‘give up your wealth, your lifestyle, give all your money to the poor and follow me.’ (Matthew 19:16-30 Anita paraphrase) Yeah well.

I didn’t have any wealth...

April 4, 2017

Still being ok even when I’m not ok is a new experience in my life. It’s not particularly brand spanking new, it is a lesson I have been learning over several years, but it is one of the more foundational, or more life stabilising ones…if that makes sense!

Being human means we have stuff to deal with. Even after we find Jesus, the junk doesn’t always miraculously go away. Sometimes it...

March 28, 2017

I’d love to tell you I have some kind of trumpet-fare existence, the source of these weekly posts comes from the journals of a well-travelled, well-seasoned person who has impressive and mind-blowing interactions with the world and the people who live on it.

Totes not…

I am sitting here typing in my pyjamas, (which I bought online from Target) drinking my salted, buttered coffee at a desk wh...

March 21, 2017

There are two kinds of ‘taking yourself seriously’.  I got caught in the trap of the first kind for many years.

I am a little bit little.  At 5 foot 3 inches (on a good day) with dark curly hair and a complexion which is olive around the edges, I am the human equivalent of a Hobbit. I used to be a lot rounder than I am now too, which only added to the allusion…!

I also have a left-of-ce...

March 14, 2017

One of the perceptions of Christianity which floats around out there is the “religion for old people and a crutch for the feeble minded”. I don’t come across it as much as I used to, unfortunately it’s more likely to be because people dismiss Christianity completely rather than peoples’ perception having been changed.

In reality, the only place in the body of Christ where it is possibl...

March 7, 2017

Have you ever spent a long time working in agreement with God for something which seems to always just be around the corner, or just over the edge, or so close you can smell it…but never quite happening?

I used the word “working” for a reason.

I’m talking about being actively involved in pursuing things with God. Doing our part in the things He is bringing about in our lives. Participating i...

February 28, 2017

Has anybody ever said something and you’ve gone “Oh yeah, nah-der!” because what they’ve said has turned a great big light bulb on in your head and suddenly explained everything you’ve been dealing with about an issue you didn’t realise you had?

Like the lotto people have shown up on your doorstep, with a marching band, a parade, baton twirlers and a cheque for a million dollars i...

February 21, 2017

Several years ago, Jesus delivered me from a bunch of fear. All the nasty, horrible kind. The stuff in the shadows and the dark, being afraid of my reputation, of people’s reactions, my past; all the hooks and rights of access the enemy had which allowed fear to maintain control over my actions and my emotions.

Having gotten rid of all the overwhelming fear however, there is another kind of...

February 14, 2017

What do we have to give? We know we are to serve the world, however we often try to do this- to serve our communities, even our families, from the resources we have inside ourselves, and it is never enough. We are in danger of closing off from the world Jesus wants us to serve. Of closing off from our own call, because we are not equipped and are not taught how to access the fullness of th...

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