What’s Your Flavour?

Today I’ve reached Step 5 in my writing a kids talk process. It’s been a week of preparing this talk on John 15:5. Yesterday’s post Bearing Fruit as a Christian has links to all the other posts, in which I researched this outline in much more detail. Step 5 is; Write an outline of what you want to say…

I Am

I Am – A Worship Song Moses saw the firelight The burning bush The flames were bright the fire bright did not consume No ash no char No smoky plume. “So what’s the meaning?” Moses said. “Take off your shoes And lift your head It’s holy ground.” “Who are you Lord?” Then came the voice…

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…

All She Had To Live On

Where am I rich? Where am I poor? Mark 12:41-44 says, Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury.  Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a…

In Step with the Spirit (Part 1)

Photo by Rene Asmussen from Pexels How do you know if you’re walking in step with the Spirit? I mean we’re all unique and in different circumstances? Who’s to say I’m bearing fruit and Jill down the road isn’t or why does it look like Jane next door’s got wheelbarrows full of fruit and I’ve…

God is not Afraid

Photo by Josh Willink from Pexels It hit me the other day that God is never afraid. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control; God can have all of them all the time because he is not afraid. On the other hand we fear things. What are you afraid of? I…

Faith Expressed Through Love

As Mums we can become quite legalistic about how we do things. I know I can. Some of the conversations we have at the park about the only way to potty train, limit ‘screen-time’, ‘sleep-train’ or feed kids are mental. I mean look at us. Nothing about us is the same. Not our kids, not…

I May Be Small …..But God

God uses small things. He used Moses’ staff to part the water of the red sea, he gave Sampson the jawbone of a donkey to kill a thousand men, Gideon could only take an army of three hundred men against one hundred and thirty-five thousand Midianites, David took five stones and a sling to defeat…

What Mind Has Conceived?

A few weeks ago a 90 year old patient of my husband, a prolific artist, asked if could she paint something for our youngest to put on his wall. What a gift! So I unceremoniously, tore a scrap of cardboard from the packaging of a PJ Masks toy and asked her to paint Catboy, Gekko…

Strong Roots, Flexible Trees

Me, Grace, Isaac and the beautiful roots. Photo by Greta Macdonald. I overheard a couple arguing at the park, about how they organised their kitchen. “You want me to do that but you won’t even listen to what I want. You’re so inflexible,” he said. “I’m so inflexible?” she said, “Look at you! You wont…