Jesus is sitting on the mountain crying out to God, he doesn’t really look forward to the cross, he’s not the biggest fan of pain or ridicule or, for that matter, injustice and just imagine that moment of clarity. ‘Actually father, I know a better way than you do. I’m just going to fly over […]
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A story one of my mentors once told me was a day he sat in the streets smoking a cigarette and he stopped. He stared at this tiny tube of poison that he was sucking, burning, into his lungs. In that moment he hated it. He hated this tiny cylinder that controlled him, that […]
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As Gods amazingly loving voice called to Adam and Eve, who had decided that hiding was a good idea, he commented on more than just the physical coverings they had decided to don. ‘Who told you?’ Is a question that God continues to ask us. Who told you that you are ugly, stupid, unworthy, broken? […]
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Adam and Eve were in the garden butt naked. Fully clothed in Gods holiness. Fully secure in who God said they were. Walking with the father. Entertained by the spirit. Conversing with Jesus. No insecurities. No comparisons. No jealousy. Just good old-fashioned united and beautiful love and purity. When you step back from the story […]
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“How much closer can you belong somewhere than in family adoption?” I want to broaden this a whole bunch more, to almost epic proportions. The people i work with have this awesome almost motto to how we do youth work. and it flies in the face of how most organisations seem to want to work. […]
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I sat at the breakfast table… I think I was in year ten. February. 7th. In front of me was a woman who had become a good friend. Her older body had been wrecked over and over by cancer the last couple of years, and there were days where she didn’t make it to […]
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For the last week every morning the same thing happens. My whole head seems like it fills with mucus. But then by lunch time its all cleared up. Some mornings I try taking allergy medicine, or drink strong coffee or tea. Then it occurred to me. I haven’t vacuumed in months. When you look closer […]
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The best looking person in the room is a woman wearing a pink pullover. She must be at least mid to late forties. And shes surfing the net on what looks like a black berry. She has lines on her face that speak of concern and intelligence and deep thought. But they aren’t bold lines, […]
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I could say many things. I was born in adverse circumstances – i.e I pooped in the womb (being “distressed”) and entered the world with the umbilical chord around my neck. Luckily I was a red-head so all the nurses wanted to steal me. During the next 3 years, my parents report (because i can’t […]
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