There are days when it’s a pleasure and delight to write. My brain is focused on the new idea and I am chafing at the bit to get it onto my page. It’s like Jeremiah crying “ “His word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot. Jeremiah 20:9 … Continue reading RISE!
Dreams, goals and visions. We are told we need them to motivate us and to get us going in life. We have to keep going and climb the mountain. But for some of us the mountain seems unclimbable and even worse when we do get near the top we find the view is not what we thought. So what we do is look for another … Continue reading Visions Foundations
My last post left with me ranting about the state of a world I don’t understand and me wanting to hide in a cave somewhere. I can’t say I’ve completely gotten over that impulse, the wombat and I are still in negotiations. However, after my wife “encouraged” me into leaving saying I was being self indulgent and negative (I have chronic depression, waddaya expect?), anyway, … Continue reading Leaving the Cave
It’s funny but yesterday when the Premier of New South Wales announced a slight reduction in self- isolation restrictions I actually had mixed feelings. All of a sudden we could actually visit other human beings albeit one family at a time. What do I feel? Do I jump for joy? Weep in relief? This may surprise you but I actually felt a bit saddened. After … Continue reading Adjustments
I know a few people who are dealing with addiction and so I’ve been looking at the 12 step program. What I’ve learnt is that the first and most important element is honesty. It’s this transparency that throws off the shame and the hidden aspects of addiction that it feeds on. However, I was thinking. If we just expose the lies and shadows, what do … Continue reading Cellophane People
In a society becoming more secular, are we not seeing the open doors? Are we now concerned with the comfort of the saved at the cost of the work of the Gospel? This is the mission field, we have been born into the mission field, comfort is behind us. Let’s go for the work of God. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/gospel-opportunities-opposition/ (Steve McAlpine, Gospel Coalition) Continue reading Repost: Want Gospel Opportunities? Embrace Opposition.
Lately I have been getting a bit … challenged by statements in the media and social networks on how the church should be more [tolerant; inclusive; non-discriminatory; etc]. Then what is more disturbing is that some have started stressing the point that they are these things and you almost feel as if they are adding hashtags to the Gospel. #inclusiveJesus; #DiversityGospel; #JesusisPoliticallyCorrect etc. Please don’t … Continue reading Some Truths Are Unalterable
If I was to measure all my weaknesses and struggles in light of what drew me to Christ and strengthened my intimacy with Him then would my assessment be different? Continue reading Cracking the Nut
A Faith Divided, A God Defined “Whoever, then, acknowledges me before people, I will acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever denies me before people, I will deny him also before my Father in heaven. “Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace but a sword. For I have come to set … Continue reading A Faith Divided