Jesus was a disappointment…

For many Jesus was a disappointment. A political crisis, oppression, abuse, racism, harassment, poverty, sickness and persecution requires a warrior and instant display of power. A baby, born in a feeding trough in some backwater village does not meet expectation. Yet in this unexpected, unassuming way came a saviour not just for a time in history - but through all eternity. Our disappointment does not change reality - but it blinds us to truth and hope.

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Protective, Possessive and Passionate

I've been thinking about these three 'P's in relationships;  Passion, Protectiveness and Possessiveness. Like most things in relationships, these have been distorted to incite negative emotions, but reading Mark 13 opened my eyes to these three things from a Kingdom perspective giving me such hope, filling me with an awareness of truth and challenging me... Continue Reading →

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Back-to-school prayers

It’s tempting to be fearful of the modern day dangers school children face, initiation in #gangs, #stabbings, #schoolshootings, and the old-school problems of #bullying and #peerpressure. While there many practical things we can do to support our children through their school year, we must also invest some time #praying for them.

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Comfort zone

You have searched me,Lord,     and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise;     you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down;     you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue     you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before,     and you... Continue Reading →

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I am what I am

For what seemed like an hour, this man proceeded to tell me I’m lost and deceived and ignorant. He told me 'my people' are ashamed of me because I have abandoned them and that everything that has led me up to this point in my life was wasted because I’d lost perspective  - I was not African enough.

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Staying free…

https://youtu.be/qnN9Zz6BBzs   Gnats and frogs may not be hopping around in our homes, but sometimes it seems like we are plagued by unseen forces and powers hell-bent on keeping us away from God. When things seems right, there’s this impending sense of doom that there’s something around the corner. And when things aren’t right, our... Continue Reading →

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When anxiety gives way to faith…

A sick and dying daughter could close your heart to your neighbours' sickness or worries and anxieties for a drug-addict son who has graduated from petty theft to armed robbery and is known to the police as a suspect in an attempted robbery of a shopkeeper. Lives lived side by side, but no engagement, no interaction... suffering in silence, in isolation. Both anxious for solutions...

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