When We Hate (Part 2)

Photo by Ylanite Koppens from Pexels Yesterday I introduced Part 1 of this bible investigation into “hate”. That my son and I have done in response to very strong feelings he was having towards someone. Yesterday I talked about what God hates and what he calls us to hate. Then we looked at what he…

Satisfaction

Twice in one day, last week, God spoke to me about finding our satisfaction in Him. There was a moment when I was imploding. I could feel the pressure building inside me. It was the end of school holidays, I had not prayed or even sat quietly for days. It was singing, by one of…

A Man of Integrity

When we have Christ in us we have integrity because he was a man of integrity. Mark 12:14 says, Teacher we know that you are a man of integrity. You aren’t swayed by others, because you pay no attention to who they are; but you teach the way of God in accordance with the truth….

Proverbs 3:3-4

Photo by Designecologist from Pexels The same week my Dad died, I had been asked to speak for a small women’s gathering at our church. I was part of a team of four speakers. We were each given two verses out of Proverbs 3, and 8 minutes to speak. My verses were: Proverbs 3:3-4. The…

Am I a Good Friend?

Photo by Kasuma at Pexels When I typed in “Friend” to Pexels to find a great photo for this post, so many images came up. Friends; playing together, sharing food, exploring together, dressing up together, standing by each other, helping each other, working together, showing each other things, teaching each other, exercising together, having fun…

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…

A Gentle and Quiet Spirit

1Peter chapter 3:1-6 is my encouragement, my challenge, my inspiration, my call to obedience. It says, Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the…

Not the Same Season

Sometimes it is hard to talk to people who are not in the same season of life. I had two conversations that were awkward this week. Both with people in different life-seasons to me. One had high school children, just two. They were busy doing night-time-and-going-away-type-activities, the success or failure of which no longer hinged…

Train Them in the Way They Will Go

Photo by Porapak Apichodilok from Pexels My first child showed signs of his first tantrum half way up the staircase at the age of 9 months. There I was, standing two stairs down, ready to catch him, already a little over 3 months pregnant with my second child. I was already thinking larger family. My…