Forgive….

Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13 You know how some things you get in theory, and other things you don’t fully understand until you live through them? Forgiveness has fallen in the latter category for me. I…

Hope doesn’t disappoint….or does it?

But that’s not all! Even in times of trouble we have a joyful confidence, knowing that our pressures will develop in us patient endurance. And patient endurance will refine our character, and proven character leads us back to hope. And this hope is not a disappointing fantasy, because we can now experience the endless love…

Faith and Feelings

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. Hebrews 6:19 This past week, I have lived out the age old conflict between faith and feelings. Let me explain: You know how God has incredible promises in His word? Promises like how He will work something good out of whatever situation…

The Place where Joy and Sorrow Meet….

There is a place where joy and sorrow meet, where the line is so thin it’s blurred. There is a space where laughter mixes with tears, where the happiest times are tinged with more than a hint of sadness. There is a place we get to where it is difficult to tell whether the tears…

Lay Your Burdens Down…..

“I’m tired….” Words we’ve all said at some point or another. But sometimes it’s not physical fatigue we feel….. Sometimes it goes deeper, down to your soul. See here’s the thing: at some point, we get comfortable with the issues in our lives. We write them off as part of the dysfunctions that come with…

Trusting God

Trusting God isn’t easy….but we do it because He is faithful and He keeps His promises.

When Christmas is Hard…..

So my favourite time of year is here: Advent. And Christmas is coming. I love the festive season. I love the sunshine, good food (lots of good food), wine and fellowship that come with it. I love the general cheer that’s in the atmosphere around Christmas. And the lights. And the decorations everywhere you turn.  …