We’ll wade out searching, but how do we receive what falls into our lap?Read more "Why we don’t recieve."
I’ve been thinking recently about what makes us panic in a world of great change and upheaval. Then, one day I found myself in a conversation at a community catch up meeting with an older lady who for some reason started talking about abseiling. Not sure if you’ve ever done abseiling, but I have once […]Read more "The Spiritual centre of anxiety."
So I was reading the strange, super short ending of Marks’ gospel recently: Mark 16:1-8. Have you read this before? Serriously, have a read and imagine it’s all you’ve got for a second. What if Mark was the only gospel you had to read? For many, this may well have been the case. The date […]Read more "A Wounded Identity."
So, I’m getting a bit concerned with how addicted I am to comfort. I take my laziness far too seriously. Yep, I work hard but when I am watching a football or cricket game, try peeling me off the couch. If you ask my wife, she will tell you how capable I am of super-human […]Read more "The issue with comfort."
Have you ever had to make a decision for the sake of one group of people that you know will adversely affect others? How do you know which one is the right one? For me, in my position it has to be for the good of God’s people first and foremost. If something starts to […]Read more "Why God helps us."
How do smoke Eliphaz out as a liar if you didn’t have the ‘bookends’ of Job’s story?Read more "The order matters."
Continuing on from Part 1 and for that matter, reflections on 2 Corinthians. Everything is rubbish next to knowing Jesus. True joy results in overflowing generosity. Therefore, it is possible (as ridiculous as it seems) to avoid joy in order to avoid giving. The life of faith is not about gathering resources to increase effectiveness, […]Read more "Everyday with God in 2017. Part 2"
Well, Feb has been and gone…again. Of course it was a big February for me taking on a new role and yet it was so good to be grounded in something familiar. There’s something in February that is always the same no matter what else is going on in my life. As I have mentioned […]Read more "Everyday with God in 2017. Part 1"
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 gets 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…"