Many have undertaken a formulaic summary of the Lord’s prayer by which we can structure our prayer journey. Nonetheless I thought I’d have a crack. One advantage of a blog is that you can flesh out ideas and build on concepts that a 25 min sermon won’t allow you the time to do. So, get […]Read more "The nine R’s of the Lord’s prayer."
If we’ve arrived at the point where the idea of serving those around us in practical ways is being called an new type of pastoring, then what on earth has happened to the concept of……pastoring?Read more "Old is the new: ‘New’."
By now many of you would know that after our Carols ‘rain out’ last year for Waratah Church’s Christmas Carols event, we somehow manged to plan our 2017 Carols on the same weekend as the most epic cold front in yonks turned up carrying with it a severe weather warning. Hooray. So much of my […]Read more "When your Carols event get’s rained out…again. Sort of."
It has struck me more and more reading Moses’ story that the desert is the place of instruction. In fact, you don’t get out of the desert, until you’ve learned what God wants you to learnRead more "What I’m learning from Moses…"
The standard response to the uncomfortable feedback shared incorrectly* within an organisation goes something like this:
“Well, whether or not this person has a point, it is essentially inconsequential now because they have gone about it in that way.”Read more "When tough feedback comes in the ‘side door’."
And then, the thought hit me: I could stop right there and completely ignore actually re-filing everything and because I have the keys no one would notice any differentRead more "Filing the Soul"
What does it mean to be on holidays spiritually? After asking that question, the following definitions of holidays came to mind. Remebering them helps me to stay on holidays. In no particular order, holidays are: 1. Freedom to spend more time with God than for God. 2. Space for stillness. 3. Remembering the foolishness of […]Read more "22 definitions of holidays."