Love is… NOT poetry

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

Vulnerability in Love

  I had big trust issues growing up. You would think this made me guarded, secretive, defensive. No. Instead I made myself vulnerable to everyone. I decided the best way to protect myself from disappointment, was to have no expectations of anyone. I recall my explanation to a friend – since I couldn’t bring myself to trust anyone, I would make sure anything I disclosed … Continue reading Vulnerability in Love

Relationship Status?

It isn’t my relationship that redeemed me. Some of us have been to terrible, dark places in our lives – paths we blame ourselves for journeying; so that if any man or woman should choose to love us, deep within us we believe there lies our redemption. “She can be loved” His proposal tells the world “she can be loved”, and having her by his side makes him … Continue reading Relationship Status?

Is anything too hard for the Lord?

It could be through a dream, conviction of the heart, a revelation. When God speaks, something new is born – a vision, an assignment, a calling, an ambition. It changes the way we see all that is around us. Our priorities are often rearranged, we sing a new chorus in our hearts, and our minds are filled and fuelled by it. “God said” starts more … Continue reading Is anything too hard for the Lord?

Sunday isn’t enough

Even as a Christian, don’t make the mistake of believing that your acknowledgment of God is the end of the journey. The journey has only just begun. You are no longer the same, in fact you will spend the rest of your life being changed forever. You are created with such intricacy, such specific detail – nothing in this world can ever fill the void … Continue reading Sunday isn’t enough

Single and Rich: Personal Growth

BEING SINGLE IS BEING RICH   Personal Growth – Wisdom Richard met Grace one frosty winter morning. Grace was also frosty. The cold weather had clearly worn at her patience, and the wait for the bus to the train station made her all the more intolerant. But a small warmth gathered in the bottom of Richard’s stomach – in this bitter cold, he was beginning … Continue reading Single and Rich: Personal Growth

Made in His Image

Rightly so, as children of God we desire to look like our heavenly Father. All too often I understand the frustration when we fall short.   As one of three children, I remember how jealous I became when a family friend visited and said my sister resembled my Mum more than I did. She was clearly mistaken. The competition was never-ending between my Sister and … Continue reading Made in His Image