The Godforsaken God

O the love of God that He, infinity rich and clothed in majesty and splendour, became – God the pauper. That He, higher than any angel, more exalted than any thought can reach, Holy, undefiled, and limitless in purity, was made responsible for all our guilt, our slimy, ever increasing evil, all the crimes put … Read more

Donkeys know what’s up

Donkeys know what’s up.  As a child growing up, we had a Border Collie named Bonnie. Every so often we played a game where we’d make a square with my mum, my brother, my sister and myself. Then we’d place Bonnie in the middle of that square and we’d all beg her to come to … Read more

The Gospel in the Thorn

In the beginning, there were no thorns A rose was fragrant and well adorned, But after sin the ground was cursed, For a blessing not a hurt. The man was sent to work the ground, To reduce the tide of evil to abound, But everywhere now there seemed to be, Thorns and thistles, briers and … Read more

Turtles know what’s up

Turtles know what’s up. . .   “Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the Lord.” Jeremiah 8:7  Every year when the season comes, turtles make the gigantic trek … Read more

Fractured

The x-ray has finally returned, The diagnosis has been confirmed, Fractured. On a scale of 1-10 the pain is captured at a 9/10 Eyes once used to seeing a world of wonder around, now you cry out of them. It hurts. But before it gets worse an anti-inflammatory is given to numb the feeling. Meanwhile, … Read more

The Wayside – Part 1. – Bird Seed?

To start off, what makes this parable so strikingly important? Is it the nice story with interesting agricultural language and the fact that Jesus knows aspects of growing plants? What was Jesus trying to teach people in that short but excellent illustration? When you read through this chapter from verses 1-20, there is something really … Read more

Which One Are You?

A farmer went out to sow some seeds…..As he sowed, some seeds fell along a path and the birds swooped down and ate the seeds before they had chance to grow.The farmer continued on sowing.Some of the seeds fell on ground that was full of rocks, where there was little soil. The little seeds sprang … Read more

What Money Can Never Pay

Life. A journey that speaks what words can never say. Moments that purchase what money can never pay! ~ Finding Freedom, Jared ChapmanWith 86,400 seconds every day freely granted to every life form on this earth, how often do we value the incredible gift of time.One person styled it as having $525,600 (the amount of … Read more

Fixing Our Focus

We all know the feeling. We’ve all been there. We’ve all felt the embarrassment of being foolish, not paying attention and missing a vital piece of information. Maybe it was in school. The teacher called on you to answer a question, but you were busy….busy being distracted and had therefore missed the answer. Everyone laughed … Read more

Thick Clouds

Imagine that you are on an airplane taking off under thick cloud cover, dark and gloomy. You are not in the mood to enjoy the flight, and you are questioning if the foul weather will ever be pleasant again. Suddenly, as the plane continues ascending, it breaks through the cloud cover and what an awesome … Read more