“Come down,” said Jesus.

I was reading a children’s bible with my son earlier this week, and one simple paragraph spoke to me. ‘Come down, Zacchaeus!’ said Jesus. ‘Let me come to your house today!’ Zacchaeus was a short guy in a tree, but he was also someone who had spent his life oppressing others. “Come down!” said Jesus….

Maybe There is a Dagger in Their Heart…

I was praying for someone the other day, who is too easily offended. Everything hurts. Even a simple explanation of what they are doing is given on the defensive. At times it is exhausting to be with them. I was praying because I love them. As I prayed I saw this beautiful person with a…

Because You Love Me So

Some original song lyrics today. A couple of other mums and I used to dabble with song writing together. One day one of the girls said, “There are not enough laments!” The same day my other friend told us of her revelations from the book of Esther that week. When they left that afternoon I…

Proverbs 10min. Challenge (Proverbs 15)

Let’s talk about the physicality of Scripture! The beautiful Hazel from Pure Glory blog, encouraged me in a comment to speak scripture into my bones, after reading my recent post Y?. It is that exchange that inspired this study.  Today for my 10 minute Challenge I’m going through Proverbs 15 looking for Scriptures that bring…

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all my U.S. friends! This is one festival I really wish we celebrated here in Oz. I hope you all have a beautiful time pausing and giving united thanks. Life has been full here this term, and sitting down to write has been an occasional activity rather than a regular one. I’m…

God Has A Story to Tell; Morning and Evening…

Today I am posting a prayer that I wrote for morning and evening. Someone once said in a talk that I heard that they literally took life one day at a time, by placing a ‘one page per day’ desk calendar on their bed stand. They would wake up and ‘face the day’ and pray…

Proverbs 10min. Challenge (Proverbs 14)

Proverbs 14! So exciting to be almost halfway through my challenge. I have to say I have really enjoyed Proverbs, despite the constant conviction in it puts into my heart, and the resulting need to pray, and press into God to enable myself to do what it says!!! I am quite excited every time I…

Proverbs 10min. Challenge (Proverbs 13)

Proverbs 13, my apologies for missing Monday, we’ve had a big week (month) here, but today, finally, the timer is on! As I read the beginning of the chapter, many themes are familiar, righteousness wins over evil, wisdom wins over foolishness, our words and actions have the power to build up or tear down, honesty is…

What’s Your Flavour? – Completed Talk

For those who followed my kids’ talk journey  over the last few weeks, thank you for your prayers. They were beautifully answered. I felt them lift me, particularly when my legs turned to jelly just before I went on stage. Then I saw their fruit when so many hearts and hands responded to the gospel message…