• In these crazy times, this is no time for passivity

    It is 11:45 PM Tuesday night as I sit here in front of my computer, having just responded to some emails and after finishing some editorial work on an academic project. But I’m a late night person, and there’s still plenty of time to work. So, as I often do, I take a moment to […]

  • How to manage Covid… 12 months on

    Well, here we are in Victoria, Australia, once again in quite a strict lockdown with initially a 5km travel limit (lifting to 10 in the second week) and only 5 reasons to leave home (purchasing food and necessities, exercise, essential work, care visits only and medical appointments including, most importantly COVID vaccinations). Once again the […]

  • In Search of Significance in a Broken World

    “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart”—Jeremiah 29:13 (CSB). Social media has created a world where people can publicly and shamelessly promote themselves. From U-Tube videos to live-streaming on Facebook, many seek significance in a broken world. And it’s not just celebrities. Watching young people constantly […]

  • If you want a mature faith, here is the key

    “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience”—Colossians 3:12 (NIV). In a recent conversation with an acquaintance, we were discussing our grandchildren. We both questioned why we were more patient with them than we were with their parents. Yes, we are older, and hopefully have […]

  • The Importance of Trusting God in Tough Times

    “Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord”— Psalm 112:6-7(NIV). Has the bad news in 2020 left you fearful? Tested your faith? Left you worried about tomorrow? This year has been tougher than others for […]

  • Do You Listen with Your Heart?

    “Make your ear attentive to wisdom. Incline your heart to understanding”—Proverbs 2:2 (NASB). A recent devotional in “The Upper Room” about listening with the heart led me to meditate on the writer’s words. The writer’s husband had retired early because of Parkinson’s disease. Because his voice had become soft and monotone, his wife often had […]

  • Are you wearing the garment of shame?

    Last year I was asked to speak to a stunning group of women on the topic of shame. Sadly, it was a topic I was familiar with. Shame has this way of subtly being cast over your life without you even realizing it. It has a way of weaving itself through your everyday garments. Often, […]

  • Is There Change in The Waters?

    This one is for all the girls (and guys) stepping out on a word from God, into a place that requires change. I wrote this poem a couple of years ago whilst walking through my own waters. It spoke to me about hearing the voice of God and having the courage to follow through turbulent […]

  • The confessions of a girl saved by grace

    From a young age I was introduced to the idea of God, but always viewed Him as some form of distant entity. It wasn’t until I reached adulthood that I would discover He was in fact, the complete opposite. Let me take you back to the beginning. In high-school I struggled with low self-esteem, self-doubt […]

  • When you walk with Jesus through the valley

    “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me”—Psalm 23:4 (NKJV). After John 3:16, the twenty-third Psalm is probably one of the most well-known scriptures in the Bible. It brings comfort to those who […]