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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...

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...

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...

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...

May 25, 2016

Actually, I really recommend getting a cup of tea first, or coffee. And maybe a biscuit, if you’re into biscuits. I am, but my kitchen is dreadful, so I don’t bake often. Booo!

Have you ever wondered where Jesus actually is? I mean in relation to you? I write a bit about Practicing the Presence of God, and the first step really in order to do that, is to work out where God is. I mean, apart...

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...

November 18, 2015

It’s been said that prayer is just talking to God. Well, I’m single, and I live with a super-sized border collie. So if you walk into my house, you’d be forgiven for thinking that I have a disorder, because I talk to Him out loud pretty much all the time. Not the dog, I mean, God; although the dog does get his fair share.

How do you pray? Years ago I did list prayers. Dear Jesus, here are a...

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