praying….

By |2014-12-24T11:42:24+00:00December 24th, 2014|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology, writing|

Shauna captures it well:- “.....this season I’m not trying for perfect.  I’m just trying to show up, every time, with honesty and attentiveness.  Let’s be courageous in these days.  Let’s chose love and rest and grace.  Let’s use our minutes and hours to create memories with the people we love instead of dragging them on one more errand or shushing them while we accomplish one more seemingly necessary thing.  Let’s honour the story – the silent night, the angels, the miracle child, the simple birth, with each choice that we make”. So Father, Thank you for the never failing story of sending your Son. [...]

five on Friday

By |2014-07-03T14:21:13+00:00September 5th, 2014|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, theology|

"Daily living by faith on Christ is what makes the difference between the sickly and the healthy Christian, between the defeated and the victorious saint." AW Pink 1 Friedman's theory of differentiated leadership made simple. Six minutes of video here.  2 Thirteen lessons learnt from a burnt out pastor.  Worth your time. 3 Silence in a noisy world for we all have limits. Fil Anderson's writing here. 4 Prayers that never work indeed. Ken Baker says it well. 5 Hard-hitting questions about what our shopping says about the gospel.

silence……

By |2012-10-28T15:50:31+00:00October 28th, 2012|church life, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology|

is often where truth is found. Heres something that grabbed me earlier...... “A man prayed, and at first he thought that prayer was talking. But he became more and more quiet until in the end he realized prayer is listening.” Soren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher and writer. *All quoted from Margaret Feinberg.

between

By |2012-04-26T17:29:09+00:00April 6th, 2012|church life, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology|

Between cross and resurrection* There is only silence A body dead in a closed tomb Between cross and resurrection There is only sorrow Grief caught in the horror and the loss Between cross and resurrection There is only looking For a sign of hope, a sign of life Between cross and resurrection Is where we find our lives Trapped in the space between death and living Struggling to believe another world is possible Seeking to make sense of the whys and the wheres Between cross and resurrection Is where we wait Wedged in the space between despair and hope Where [...]