more grace….

By |2014-11-24T13:49:56+00:00November 24th, 2014|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology, writing|

As you've guessed by now, one of my big themes is grace. And I'm always keen to post all that is glorious about God's captivating grace. So here's another gem, another moment of celebration. Nadia's take on this........ “God's grace is not defined as God being forgiving to us even though we sin. Grace is when God is a source of wholeness, which makes up for my failings. My failings hurt me and others and even the planet, and God's grace to me is that my brokenness is not the final word ... it's that God makes beautiful things out of [...]

something new…

By |2012-09-30T21:31:54+00:00October 7th, 2012|church life, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology|

"The promise is there. I’m doing a new thing for you, says God. Don’t you see it? Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland." Isaiah 43 v 18 - 19 God says...... Change your focus, Stop looking behind! Start looking up ahead!  Walter Brueggmann writes of this action of God:- “It is remarkable that Israel is told to forget the old exodus narrative in order to notice the new [...]

charts rarely move me

By |2012-09-30T21:41:42+00:00October 3rd, 2012|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology| tears but this one did! just, what did we do? what heart screams, why did this have to happen!? “If the gospel is about transformation, how is it that two thousand years of proclamation have had so little effect? How is it that the gospel of Jesus Christ, so far from producing radical change, has instead become a cloak for avarice and arrogance, for a willful deafness to the cry of the poor and of the earth itself?” Theodore Jennings Jr These horrific, downward, statistical nose-dives represent hundreds and thousands of precious lives, lost to the cause of Christ [...]

this hit me!

By |2012-06-04T11:38:41+00:00June 4th, 2012|church life, discipleship, faith, theology, writing|

Since you were raised from the dead with Christ, aim at what is in heaven where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God. Think only about the things in heaven, not the things on earth. Your old sinful self has died and your new life is kept with Christ in God. Christ is your life and when he comes again you will share in his glory. Colossians 3 v 1-4 This scripture really grabbed me yesterday,...... how much new life are we experiencing really?....not adjusted life, not accessorised living, nor weekend hobbies or but brand new, and renewing-daily-till-we-see-Jesus [...]