As human beings, and especially it seems, as Christians, we like to put things in boxes – people, scripture, and yes, even God. Unfortunately for us, God is neither straightforward, small, nor static – and neither is The Book which he gave us.Read More
I know what I am called to do, I know who has anointed me to do it and I am strong in my calling in God so I hesitate in writing this blog as I don’t really want to get involved in the numerous debates around this subject. But for the generations who come after me I thought I would put my thoughts and experiences down on paper (so to speak!).Read More
Over the break I let myself go and I allowed myself to eat anything and everything I wanted to. But as incredible and freeing this way of living life is, you can’t live life like this all the time. I found after about a week of ‘free living’ my body started to crave routine again. My body was malnourished and I needed some direct nutrients and vitamins, stat!Read More
Ah, Social Justice, a topic that seems to trend in modern day society. If you engage in or are concerned with social justice issues, I now classify you as one of the enlightened and progressed few who possesses a conscience and a heart. However, depending on what end of the political spectrum, others may deem you as a liberal who cannot be satisfied.Read More
In Exodus 15:26, God declares, ‘For I am the LORD who heals you ’. The weary and thirsty Hebrews are complaining as they find the waters of a pool, that offered hope, to be bitter. God’s answer is to put a type of the Cross, the tree that Moses is directed to throw in, into the situation.Read More
It’s a challenge that I have only realised since I started working at Open Doors, a ministry that serves the persecuted church. For the past five years, I have met, spoken with or heard the worst stories of persecution you will EVER hear.Read More
Parenting in the 21st century has become one of the most difficult vocations one could aspire to hold. I can attest to this difficulty first hand being the father of five girls and the only male in a blended family. I have had to ‘play it by the book’ as my mentor Garry always tells me. This ‘book’ of course is the greatest source of wisdom this world has ever known… the Bible. And it has been unfailing in delivering me parenting tip after parenting tip.Read More
The heart of the evangelist beats for people! Nothing tastes as good, or nourishes you from the inside out as much as playing your part in seeing someone receive the free gift of salvation.
I believe that the trials and tests we go through in life have the power and ability to help someone else take a step towards God. Your story is for His Glory.Read More
I recently returned from a trip to the multicultural land of South Africa and having grown up there I thought that I had seen all there was to see and understood the way things worked in my homeland. God decided to challenge my perception and opened my eyes to the wonder of His ways.Read More
My heart is burning at the moment with gratitude for all Jesus did on the cross. There are times when I am so busy I don’t even think about what he did for me and then I need something, that I can’t work for, that I can’t do myself, a breakthrough, healing and I am on my knees again forever grateful to Him for the victory of the cross and all that he provided for me!Read More
We live in a culture that is always striving to have more. More clothes, more cars, more friends, more money, more holidays. Yes, God wants us to live an abundant life but do we really need to buy those new jeans when we already have a full wardrobe or stop at Macca’s on our way home from work to get a snack when we know we have dinner waiting for us?Read More
This week God is burning in me the words; IF ONLY I KNEW! I keep waking at night, imagining the deep regret of getting to heaven and seeing God as he really is, all powerful, Wonderful counsellor, Prince of Peace, Everlasting Father, redeemer, so glorious that we can’t look upon his face. Imagine that moment, seeing His glory, seeing His power, seeing His majesty. Coming face to face with Jesus, his love, grace, his power, majesty, King of Kings and Lord of Lords and then the searing pain of regret…Read More
In church, connect groups, conversations with friends we hear it a lot, ‘Trust God.’ We are encouraged to trust him with our relationships, our finances, our careers, our children and every other part of our lives. But for some of us, these two words aren’t as simple as they sound. For some, the word ‘trust’ is enough for us to pack our metaphorical bags and abandon the conversation.Read More
Last week I spoke a bit about where I believe an absolute definition of love could be found in the example of Christ and now I want to unpack this a bit more and give it more depth.
To grasp the example that Christ has set, we need to understand that Christ (God) looks out from eternity and sees us for all that we are, all we were and all that we will be.Read More
Over the last week, our worlds have been filled with flowers, chocolates and gifts of love. All the stories of love over the last few days have made me ponder a little deeper into the meaning of love.
What is love? This just happens to be one of the most asked questions on Google, just below ‘What is my IP?”. This question is so widely asked, regardless of the worldview which we hold to.Read More
I know that we are all busy, you may be thinking I don’t have time to watch videos, read blog posts and read my Bible, so let me explain to you the "Why you should start Trash Your Bible".
We want to encourage you to read your Bible every week. To include your Bible in your daily life, to read it on the way to work on the bus or train, to read it when you first get up before you flick over to Facebook or at night before you go to bed.Read More