Vision

When it comes to people there are two kinds. One has vision and the other prefers to follow vision, enabling the ideas. Both people play a role in fulfilling vision. I have always been on the visionary side. For example, recently, we bought a house for my son, who...

Both

“But I want both pistachio and peanut doughnuts” “You can’t have both.” How many times have I heard those words in my life? What to choose, I often want both. My husband gets frustrated when we go to a dinner where they have a set menu...

Fast

Three reasons people may fast 1. Health -Although sometimes viewed as unhealthy, depriving, or reserved for religious reasons, short-term fasting can offer excellent health benefits. It generally means it is the withholding of food or drink, though some people will do...

Run

I am no longer worthy of being called your son; make me like one of your hired servants.’ So he got up and went to his Father.“But while he was still a long way off, his Father saw him and was filled with compassion; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him, and...

Deny

But whosoever shall deny me before men, he will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 10:33 The word deny is not a popular one in our 21st-century culture. In fact, we live in a world of gratification, wanting to be satisfied with our wants, needs,...

Explore

Why explore a relationship with God? Pascal, the famous mathematician and philosopher, wrote in the 1600sThere is a God-shaped vacuum in each man’s heart, which cannot be satisfied by any created thing but only by God the Creator, made known through Jesus...

Coffee

Author Sallie Dawkins says ‘You can know the heart of God for your life’ P167, Driving along the interstate through Florida last summer, I stopped for coffee. Coffee might help me stay alert, I thought. So, I diligently searched the roadway signs to find...

Spring rain

So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today—to love the Lord your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, then I will send rain on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains, so that you may gather in your grain,...

EASY

What does it mean when someone says, take it easy? The definition of easy is to proceed in a calm and relaxed manner, with little effort, and to be at rest. I have constantly been personally challenged to take it easy. Taking it easy also means proceeding in a calm...

Heavy

A stone is heavy, and sand is weighty,but the resentment caused by a fool is even heavier. proverbs 27:3 My husband has landscaped our large native garden with rocks and stones that he found on the side of roads. We would scour our area for rocks during the lockdowns...

Carry

My dad, in the 1974 floods, needed to carry me. My brother was two weeks old, and I was two and a half; the rain was pelting down with such ferocity that it was hard to hear the other person speak, so mum told me. We lived in the Brisbane suburb of Chelmer, which had...

Peace

It was important to connect with my siblings and their families this past Christmas, to intern mums’ ashes next to my father’s. It was important to communicate and connect with extended family. It was our first Christmas without our parents, together, as...

Stretch

The world today seems to prefer living in the grey rather than promoting clear-cut decisions, it is ok for you to do you, so there does not need to be a black or white answer when it comes to decision making. However, when it comes to matters of the Christian faith,...

3 Hope-filled choices

The world today seems to prefer living in the grey rather than promoting clear-cut decisions, it is ok for you to do you, so there does not need to be a black or white answer when it comes to decision making. However, when it comes to matters of the Christian faith,...

Determine what is important

The world today seems to prefer living in the grey rather than promoting clear-cut decisions, it is ok for you to do you, so there does not need to be a black or white answer when it comes to decision making. However, when it comes to matters of the Christian faith,...

What is important?

It was important to connect with my siblings and their families this past Christmas, to intern mums’ ashes next to my father’s. It was important to communicate and connect with extended family. It was our first Christmas without our parents, together, as...

Nourish yourself

Are you in need of replenishment? Many of you reading this may feel depleted, worn out, and tired after a big year. Now is the time to take stock and evaluate your physical, mental, and spiritual health? It may be time for some nourishing!Our physical health can be...

You are my hiding place

Ever got that feeling that you need to hide? King David in the Bible did as he was running from Saul; he fled to a cave to hide with his family. David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. When his brothers and his father’s household heard about it, they...

Wander

For the Israelites had wandered in the wilderness forty years until all the nation’s men of war who had come out of Egypt had died since they did not obey the LORD. Joshua 5:6 It is known that people with a purpose live longer, healthier, happier lives, or at...

Prayer – ‘Where does my help come from?’

Psalm 121:1-2I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from?My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.This Psalm reminds us to take our problems to the Lord in prayer.One of my mother’s favourite hymns wasWhat a friend we...