Rest…

I am writing this, tired as hell. The older I get, the more I appreciate rest. Here’s the thing…I’m one of those people who’s always on the move. Always busy, trying to get things done. Making time to rest is a thing I have to remind myself to do, something I have to be intentional…

Forgive….Part II

This week, I’d like to keep my promise and write about what I’ve learnt about forgiveness. So I’ll dive right into it…. ***** First of all, forgiveness isn’t so much about setting the other person free as it is about setting yourself free. To forgive is to set a prisoner free, and discover that the…

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…

When it lasts longer than you thought…

We as Christians often talk about hard seasons in the context of their transience….that they wont last forever, that you have to push through them, that there are blessings in the midst of storms, and lessons that are often only learnt in hardship. And there’s truth in those things. But we’ve often overlooked the middle…..the…