your capacity for joy

By |2013-02-11T08:27:37+00:00February 11th, 2013|coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology|

“One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple”, so says Psalm 27 v 4. Our hearts are divinely fashioned to receive the joy which God wishes to fill them with. It is true, as Bernard of Clairvaux said, that “beauty is the soul’s birthright.” Even though we’ve damaged our taste for divine things by neglect and abuse, we still find ourselves being 'surprised by joy,' as C. [...]

so what’s your problem……

By |2012-09-30T21:32:15+00:00October 9th, 2012|church life, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology|

perhaps, busyness isn't it.... Ephesians 4:17 in the Message, says it this way:- “And so I insist—and God backs me up on this—that there be no going along with the crowd, the empty-headed, mindless crowd. They’ve refused for so long to deal with God that they’ve lost touch not only with God but with reality itself. They can’t think straight anymore. Feeling no pain, they let themselves go.........” If you find that ministry is challenging because of the load, I'm with you, but perhaps busyness isn't the primary issue! It’s maybe not about the demands on your time. It’s maybe not [...]