Category: faith

and the coffee curve?! How many cups of java makes a good day for you?

“‎Those who aren’t following Jesus aren’t his followers. It’s that simple. Followers follow, and those who don’t follow aren’t followers. To follow Jesus means to follow Jesus into a society where justice rules, where love shapes everything. To follow Jesus means to take up his dream and work for it.” Scot McKnight 1 Charlie Mackesy’s […]

Jesus renames us, calls us His, and reminds us of our identity in Him. He says the same words to us as He said to Israel, “Fear not for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name you are mine” Isaiah 43 v 1. We’re no longer defined by what we’ve done but by […]

“For those who feel their lives are a grave disappointment to God, it requires enormous trust and reckless, raging confidence to accept that the love of Jesus Christ knows no shadow of alteration or change. When Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy burdened,” He assumed we would grow weary, discouraged, […]

what you see, right?! One of my local bucket list things has come to pass. Eating with family members at Hawksmoor Spitalfields was their kind treat to us, and even for the non-beef eating Julie, all times too. Food this good, requires recording right!?  Doesnt the goodness of this make you just salivate!? Hawksmoor is worth a visit.

Here are four gutsy bible encouragements, from the inimitable Paul Tripp. Absolute truth wedges, that I’m appreciating this afresh week. This past year you were accepted by grace, forgiven by grace, transformed by grace, delivered by grace and the work of grace is not done! This past year exposed how the weakness of sin still lives […]

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This huge-impact quote from Frederick Buechner has long been a favourite, so I circulate this again. Its again something I call myself back to…… “Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your […]

“God knows our situation; He will not judge us as if we had no difficulties to overcome. What matters is the sincerity and perseverance of our will to overcome them. We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who […]

This says so much. This captures it best. How about this? “The Christian gospel is that I am so flawed that Jesus had to die for me, yet I am so loved and valued that Jesus was glad to die for me. This leads to deep humility and deep confidence at the same time. It […]

Altrogge has a knack with words. But more that this. This is a beautiful description of life with God. A generous serving of gospel delight. Here is a glorious vision of Jesus. Stephen Altrogge clearly believes that it’s a crime to bore people with Jesus, despite this being our cultural default. Myths are deconstructed, unreality and error are […]