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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'...

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...

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...

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...

January 18, 2017

Humans have a tendency to look for short-cuts. We prefer to find the quick way, the most efficient and effective way. The long way round doesn’t suit us past the first time; a pioneer might thrive on doing the hard yards, but even a pioneer doesn’t want to do the hard way the second time through if a short cut can be found-  Speaking from experience!

The difficulty we face on...

December 7, 2016

There is a specific thing that God considers important. I know you know what it is, it’s about loving God first and having everything else come from that place. It’s hammered into us but it’s the thing that is also the easiest to lose in the everyday.

This week, if you turn up at my house, you’re going to find that I’ve done the vacuuming and the kitchen is relatively tidy. There’s a big pi...

November 29, 2016

One of the things people often talk about is purpose, finding it, following it, having one or some. Humanity feels settled when there is a sense of purpose, we feel like we fit, there is reason, order, flow. If we understand the ‘why’ we will endure a lot of things along the way.

All people want to have purpose, it is part of our developmental fulfilment. Life on The Narrow Way goes be...

November 22, 2016

Have you ever thought about the difference between safe and good? How sometimes the good thing feels unsafe, but is better than the safe thing which feels good…especially in the long run?

Did that screw with your brain? Sorry; not sorry.

It’s the way I believe life should be lived. Not the “Good Life” that we’re fed in cola commercials, but the good life, the not-safe-life.

“Enter through the...

November 8, 2016

Have you ever had to stare your dreams in the face? Have you ever had to make a decision that will change life the way it has always been, and even though you have been dreaming it, desiring it; telling God how much you want it and He’d better make it happen soon.

However, when it comes; suddenly you’re not so sure about it anymore?

When you get a chance to step into your future, isn’t...

September 21, 2016

I find that my life is full of folk tales. Not the kind with faeries in them- that would be kinda weird, even for me, and I’m weird enough as it is, thanks so much! The kind I’m talking about are the ones with morals built in, or lessons that I have to learn from looking at a particular situation in retrospect. That saying “hindsight has 20/20 vision” is very true, and it’s important to lo...

August 10, 2016

Practicing the Presence of God is not just about living in His Presence. It is also about knowing who we are and how to be who we are in Him, in all circumstances. Learning our Authority in Christ, and using our Authority in Christ. This post is about the Sword of the Spirit- the Word of God.

There is a strength comes from understanding the power in the Word of God. This is not an inte...

July 13, 2016

Do you ever find that certain things in your environment affect the way you are feeling? But you kinda shake yourself and go ‘hang on, I don’t feel like this, that’s not me, where’s that coming from?’.

I have learned recently that if I eat wheat and sugar – particularly together – my brain goes on a kind of bender, and releases chemicals that have the potential to send me into a place I aff...

July 6, 2016

I’ve been ferreting around in the NT. As in New Testament, not Northern Territory. I would love to go back there again, when I wasn’t working and could actually take the time to really enjoy it. Considering how much I liked it when I was working, I don’t think it’ll be too difficult!

So for interest sake I thought I’d do my ‘Lost in Translation’ bit on part of the Sermon on the Mount,...

June 15, 2016

The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” 1 Samuel 3:10 (NIV)

Do you ponder things? I don’t mean dwell on them, but roll something around in your mind that has an air of mystery waiting for the proverbial penny to drop, or a revelation to appear from the mist?

Often it seems to me that i...

May 4, 2016

I don’t know if you’ve ever thought about the practice of the Presence of God. Or about Practicing the Presence of God, or practicing being in the Presence of God, whichever statement makes most sense to you!

One of the things we humans do really well is organise things into neat little boxes. Well, actually, most of the time, my boxes aren’t actually all that neat, they tend to spill...

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