• Jesus Can Make All Things New

    “He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true”—Revelation 21:5 (NIV). The New Year is here! After the stresses of 2020, I doubt anyone wants to cling to the past. With the turning of the calendar to January […]

  • Jesus is Here to Seek and Save the Lost

    “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost”—Luke 19:10 (ESV). Looking for my spare house key recently, I’d almost given up hope of finding the lost item. In a hurry, I really didn’t want to take the time to have another spare made. Searching through my kitchen junk drawer, which […]

  • The Importance of Tracing Our Blessings Backward

    “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,  just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love”—Ephesians 1:3-4 (NRSV) Sometimes we get hung up on […]

  • Millions of the World’s Widows in ‘Crisis of Survival’

    Treatment of widows is often startlingly unfair and cruel, catapulting them into a crisis of survival, says the new global report by Texas-based Gospel for Asia (GFA). Titled Widows Often Face Uphill Battle, it examines the different struggles faced by widows in the U.S., Africa, and Asia. Those struggles include battles over widows’ benefits in […]

  • Are You On The Verge of Wrecking Your Life?

    In Russell Moore’s compelling book, Tempted & Tried, a chapter entitled, Why You’re on the Verge of Wrecking Your Life (Especially If You Don’t Know It), caught my attention. Moore writes quoting a scientist who studied cattle behavior, “A slaughterhouse, in order to keep the cattle relaxed, should remove anything from the sight of the […]

  • US Freedom of Religion Under Attack? California Bans Singing in Church

    Conservative politicians and Christian leaders alike in the United States railed against California legislators for a new coronavirus-related regulation that bans singing in any indoor religious services, even with masks on, under new guidelines issued Wednesday (7/1/20) by the Department of Public Health. And after pointing out the irony of unfettered protests in the US […]

  • When you’re transformed by God’s amazing grace

    “Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.”—Romans 12:2 (NIV). Do you believe people can change? Before you answer that question, let’s consider some examples of characters […]

  • Between Christianity and feminism: Where is a woman’s place now?

    I was born in the early 1970s and so brought up breathing the air of feminism and the women’s movement. Then I went through my formative years in the 90s when it was all about capitalism and the “self”. Then I became a Christian re-learned a world view that was other-person-centred and focussed around the […]

  • Zooming in on Communion

    I am guessing that if you are part of a larger community of faith, then church services will be live-streamed for you to watch from the comfort (and restriction) of home. And for many of us in smaller communities of faith, then ‘coming together’ via a ‘zoom’ computer connection is another way of meeting together […]

  • Puppy Love – Boomer and Community

    People say that when you get a puppy, you don’t just meet your neighbours, but you get to know them! Well, this has certainly been our experience. Out walking with our ever growing, ever loving, utterly and extremely enthusiastically sociable chocolate lab x pointer puppy Boomer, we have met so many wonderful people in our […]