Relationships and people can be hard work. If you’ve had any sort of relationship, whether it be parent and child, siblings, friendship, partners etc. you would have at some point experienced some form of conflict or misunderstanding. Maybe you have … Continue reading When it’s OK to be the villain.
I was sitting this morning reading Psalm 91. It’s a beautiful psalm and one I’ve read many times. Many of us know a few verses out of it, such as verse one: Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. There are many stand-out verses in this psalm, verses that we recite in moments of struggle. But as I sat and read it this morning, verse four really jumped out and captured my attention: He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your … Continue reading Dwelling in the shelter of the Most High
Well, Happy New Year, all. No matter where you are in the world, we are all officially in 2022. And most likely, you’re hoping and praying that unlike the last 2 years, this year will be different. I know I … Continue reading Welcome to the New Year
Sunday is here. I often think of the despair and heartache the disciples felt on Friday as they watched Jesus on the cross. Taking His last breath, I imagine they looked on in disbelief. How could this have happened? The Messiah they had waited for, dead. Hope for freedom, gone. As they retreated to their safe place of hiding, I imagine they would have felt a heartache so deep, they felt it to the depths of their soul. As I read the gospels, I want to scream at them to hold on because hope is not lost. We know what … Continue reading Because He lives.
What disappointment has gripped your heart this year? It’s New Year’s Eve and as I sit and reflect on the year, I find myself thinking about the disappointments of this year. While we have all been impacted by the goings … Continue reading New Year’s Reflections
“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”) – Matthew 1:23 I love the name Immanuel. It’s one of the names of Jesus and means ‘God with … Continue reading But still, Immanuel.
Our memory is an interesting thing. It can retain so much, yet it can so easily forget, or block, so much. I don’t know about you, but in times of stress or heartache, my mind tends to hold onto the … Continue reading Remember.
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him – Psalm 34:8 Have you ever come across a meal or a drink that looked a bit sketchy and you were uncertain whether you wanted to try it, but then when you did, you’re surprised by how good it tastes. This is how I see this verse sometimes. Things happen or life throws you a curve-ball and you look at God and surrendering everything to Him can seem uncertain and a bit sketchy. I find myself wondering what would happen if I let … Continue reading Taste and See
What does love look like to you? I’ve been thinking about love recently. Not the romantic kind of love, but the love that we extend to others and that others extend to us. The daily love and grace that we … Continue reading The love of the Father
There are a lot of hurting people around. The last few weeks, as I’ve looked around, I have seen so much hurt and pain. I see my own hurt and pain. I see the pain of those around me. I … Continue reading Hurt and hope