I posted this on my personal facebook page yesterday: Overheard this conversation at work today. A dad had taken his ~12yr old daughter clothes shopping, but when it came time to pay the daughter became very conscious of how much her dad was spending. The dad reminded her that she'd said she didn't feel comfortable … Continue reading What a father wants for his daughter
I’ve been continuing to think about seeds and trees. And I think there’s always that temptation there to want to decide what sort of tree we will look like, what colour birds will sit in our branches, how many flowers will bloom beneath us. But just as when we plan a seed in the garden … Continue reading What tree will we grow to be?
I’m not an artist, but this is what came out of some time with God a couple days ago. I was reflecting on the part of Lysa Terkeurst’s book that I shared the other day. “Little Fox, look up and see! It’s hard to believe what’s become of me. From the messy, dark place I … Continue reading From a seed to a tree
All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there … Continue reading Coming alongside
As part of a message I sent to a friend last week was the statement ‘amazing to see how God works to change people into who he wants them to be’. And then the other day I read the following quote, “They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.” ~Dinos Christianopoulos I’m … Continue reading A growing seed
Some friends and family may not agree but I like to think that I can have a bit of a stubborn streak. The sort that means I won’t let health/circumstances/others telling me that I’m not good/strong/smart/capable enough stop me from doing something. I’m not always like this, but I like to think that I have … Continue reading The Art of Delegation
I'm spending this week leading at a church day camp for primary school aged kids. Today was day one, and there were a few nervous kids, particularly those who are going into Reception this year. I started this morning with one little Reception boy asking for my hand and holding on to it very firmly … Continue reading Holding God’s hand
Breathe, just breathe Come and rest at my feet And be, just be Chaos calls but all you really need Is to just breathe (Breathe by Jonny Diaz) I heard this song tonight as I was driving home from church. I would highly recommend listening to the whole song (here), particularly if life has been … Continue reading Just be
Last night I watched the movie 'Temple Grandin'. The movie told part of the life story of a remarkable woman of the same name, who is an animal behavioural scientist and autistic. Because of her autism she is incredibly visual and has an innate way of understanding animal behaviour, and she has been revolutionary in … Continue reading Where did it go?
This afternoon I got my colouring Bible out, started flipping through and this passage jumped out, so I sat with it for a while (and coloured). But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? … Continue reading But how?