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 bedstand. They would wake up and ‘face the day’ and pray that…

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…

Alive

This is a poem that I wrote this week; a week of weeping with friends for present sorrows and a week of remembrance for past sorrows, ones that linger. As the week went on I thought and prayed and cried for those who don’t feel anymore. For the disconnected. This poem is for all who…

Proverbs 10min. Challenge (Proverbs 12)

Proverbs 12 made me think of the ways in which God has transformed me over the course of my marriage. So I thought I’d include some anecdotes, with some verses. Sometimes people (including me before I knew Jesus) think that being spiritual means stepping out of reality. But it doesn’t. We are humans; we have…

The Stronghold God builds in his Children

The stronghold in us. You know I have 5 kids, and one of my prayers goes like this, “Thank you God for giving my kids such faithful, friendly, fun and fantastic pastors to lead them. I love you, thank you.” I tell my kids, “You know you can pray like that too and your prayers…

Trust

I don’t trust myself, I don’t trust others but I do trust the Lord. When we put ourselves and others into the hands of the Lord,  we can trust him with ourselves, and we can trust him with others. Trusting the Lord takes the pressure off people, and acknowledges the  power of the one who…