Breaking the chains of Insecurity

Breaking the chains of Insecurity

“Everyone else seems to have it together” “Why did God make me this way?”, “If people knew the real me they wouldn’t like me.” These are just a few of the things that people have expressed to me in counselling sessions. Not good enough, different, don’t fit in, not...
My Decade as a Born Again Virgin

My Decade as a Born Again Virgin

As I approach 40, I have watched far too many of my peers go through tragic affairs, divorce, and the separation and destruction of families that change the landscape of children’s lives forever. Being a child of divorce myself, I am now reflecting on what I...
3 Simple Prayers for our Children

3 Simple Prayers for our Children

We all want what is best for our kids. We want them to be successful, well balanced, and happy. We fret over whether to take them to the doctor or which school to send them to. As a Christian, I think about their future, whether they will make Jesus the Lord of their...
A Better Way Than Judging

A Better Way Than Judging

Jesus said, “Do not judge”. But the response is  ‘But we have to judge, don’t we?’ Well, yes and no.  Judging does not mean suppressing our convictions or being silent when we should speak, as Dante said puts it; “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those in a...
Shake It Off//When The Haters Hate

Shake It Off//When The Haters Hate

I sat on the bathroom floor of my friend’s house, alone, frustrated and ashamed. Attempting to fit in at Drama School, I decided to accept my classmate’s invitation to a party. Without realising the event was a costume party, I was surprised when a girl...
4 Things I’d Say To My 30 Year Old Self

4 Things I’d Say To My 30 Year Old Self

At age thirty I had been in technology for nine years and fulltime ministry for just over a year.  My wife and I had three little girls five and under. Now, approaching sixty, I can look back and see that half a lifetime can lead to some major changes of outlook, as...
The Benefits of Unplugging:

The Benefits of Unplugging:

Today for most that live in the 21st century, the art of silence and solitude is something a bit strange and foreign, something perhaps nice … but not very realistic. In fact, much of the Western culture conditions us to be comfortable with noise and crowds, not...
What are you Instagramming?

What are you Instagramming?

The Lord said to me “Go, show your love to your wife again, though she is loved by another and is an adulteress. Love her as the Lord loves the Israelites, though they turn to other gods and love the sacred raisin cakes” (Hosea 3:1) Question for Reflection: We live in...
Be Patient With Your Slow Progress

Be Patient With Your Slow Progress

I became a mum two years ago and since then my daily schedule has been overhauled. My daughter is a joy to the family, we laugh at her cheeky ways, her developing character and idiosyncrasies. Her schedule however has become my schedule and any gaps leftover I give to...
Freedom From Pleasing and Perfecting.

Freedom From Pleasing and Perfecting.

I’ve been carrying an unnamed gremlin around for most of my adult life, it was 3 years ago that I finally gave it a name. It was called “Shame” and by calling it out, I’ve seen its wreckage and how it has reduced the good news of Jesus and its impact...
Don’t Sink Under The Weight Of Doubt.

Don’t Sink Under The Weight Of Doubt.

When God calls us to love him with all our hearts, soul, strength and mind. He didn’t plan for us to switch off our brains and blindly follow him. God created that unique facility so that it would inform our hearts of God’s wonders, divine promises and truths so that...

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