Offline For a Month

We are off on an (almost) bush camping holiday! Two weeks at an unpowered, secluded, picturesque campsite by the sea that just so happens to be attached to a very swish resort- style camping ground with the works, including a kids club! The best of both worlds. To make it a bit more authentic we…

Proverbs 10 min.Challenge (Chapter 5)

As I read chapter 5, all I could think about were my friends going through painful divorces; the grief, the loss, the poverty, the broken hearts, the broken families, the not knowing, the insecurity. I thought, I wonder if any of them ever read this chapter? It’s all there in Proverbs Chapter 5. I also…

The 800m Race

Sports Carnival Day. The 800m Race. Kids spread out the entire way around the track. Some running strong, lapping the stragglers. Some hurting. Some helping. Some running backwards. Some completely out of breath. Some walking.  Some dancing and singing. Some running the wrong way. Some sitting down, just for a moment. Some out of the…

Drink Living Water

A friend texted me last week, she said “Wish I could get that living water thing.” Before answering I thought back to the time when I didn’t “get it” either. What did I do? How did I get from there to here? How do we release the living water in our lives? We begin by…

Luke 6:45

This week I have been praying about the mouth, mine and others. My prayer for speech that builds up others, coming from a pure, and healed heart. I have been praying for you too. May the Lord guard our hearts and minds, and tame our tongues. If you are struggling with taming the tongue, you…

Job 20:20

I saw this verse this week as I was seeking quiet and stillness, the word “contentment” came to mind. We need to be still with God, to be calm. We need to remove the chaos, the hectic and the busy if we are to retain anything we truly desire. I encourage you to be still…

Virgins and Weddings

The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book about God and sex. It’s from a Chapter called Virgins and Weddings about God’s blueprint for sex. I hope you are encouraged to get God into your sex life and perhaps, if you want to know more, to read the rest of the book. The book…

King Google

Who is your King? Who rescues you out of all your calamities and disasters? King Google? King Dad or Queen Mum? King Friends? King Husband or Queen Wife? King Pastor? King Doctor? King Shrink? King Boyfriend/girlfriend?  King Expert? King Myself? 1 Samuel 10:19 says, But you have now rejected your God, who saves you out of all…

God and Pornography

The following is an excerpt, from my upcoming book about God and Sex, taken from a chapter about pornography. I hope you are encouraged by the post and inspired to read the rest of the book, which is coming soon. Please comment below if you think it would encourage you or someone you know. It…

When We Hate (Part 1)

My son and I have been doing a bible study on hate. It was brought on by the surprisingly fierce words, “I hate…” that came out of his mouth earlier this year. It’s been a big thing to work through and doing the study has rebuked me thoroughly as well. Here is what we have…