Roses may be red and violets blue but Love is… NOT poetry My Dad’s wedding gift to us was a simple assignment. Read 1 Corinthians 13. Of course we were both already familiar with this passage, and studied it together during our courtship. I remember us attempting this whlist in the first days of our newlywed high – with the best intentions, it seemed like … Continue reading Love is… NOT poetry
17 Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. (2 Corinthians 3:17) There’s this freedom in Jesus that I so long for. I’m certain it’s in Him. I see glimpses of it on people’s faces when we worship. When we are in His presence. When we stop caring and raise our hands, or sit still contemplating … Continue reading Free indeed…?
So… I’ve been feeling sorry for myself lately. During my primary school years – around age 9 or 10, one of the most anticipated events at the end of the school day was the ice cream man. As my mind shifted from the joy of not being the last one to be let out of the classroom (everything was a competition when I was younger … Continue reading Are you having a pity party?
From the moment we are born, we are nurtured and shaped into an overly competitive and selfcentred, “survival of the fittest” mentality – if not by our immediate families, then the societies we grow up in. We are told that weakness is not an option and second place is not good enough. We develop personal agendas to be “the leader” and “the best” in every … Continue reading Calling envy out
I went through a whole series of classroom crushes in my early teens. Some of my crushes lasted a day or two, others months – which earned them several references in my school diaries and classroom note books. They seemed to sustain needless whispered conversations with my girlfriends, which in turn earned me some detention time after school. I cringe when I recall the many … Continue reading School crushes, smartphones & mercy
When “crusades” are held in parts of Africa, in Asia – ministers share the hope of the Gospel, and they witness about salvation through Christ Jesus. They travel equipped with the simple and needful message of the Gospel. But in parts of the West, sometimes unfortunately it’s gimics, fancy words and complacency. Two weeks ago I was watching a live feed on good ol’ social … Continue reading Bored of the Gospel?
Going to university and gaining an academic award, being labelled a “highflyer” by society’s standards, moving through life at the same pace as your peers or even moving ahead of them – doesn’t mean you’re on track. Are you on track? It’s a difficult question to answer yes or no. For most of us this question will not fill us with many thoughts of comfort. Perhaps … Continue reading Get on track