I was sick and tired and impatient to be in a new country with a lot of fun work ahead of me with a new team and a new language and a new role. So this may have been emotional shock, but I’m shocked. I’m shocked by the ignorance of man to the goodness of […]Read more "Church has Changed… But do we let it?"
Blank. Like when a child paints a piece of paper with all of the colours it turns black. This is my mind. A million colours attempting to paint and ending with a big pile of… blank busyness. So take one of the colours. – GRACE. God created man, man destroys the intimate relationship for millennia, so […]Read more "Good News and Grace from a Big ol Jerk"
Jesus was sent by the father. He was prepared. He would then prepare the listener – healing, exorcism, providing food. Then he would proclaim the good news. “If you want change. If you crave a better life. Do it. Change. Turn around. Be different. And believe that I exist. Because as I showed you, I have […]Read more "Sent. Prepare. Proclaim."
The idea that the God of this world. The creator of mountains and oceans and pine trees and all the freaky critters that David Attenborough narrates in those amazing documentaries. The inventor of lightening and wind and fire. The poet that strung together hearts with emotion and passion. The idea that the eternal invisible maker […]Read more "We are not for the church."
Set the scene. You are of slave stock. Your family has been slaves for four centuries, you don’t know anything else. And suddenly you are taking all the gold you can put your hands on and leaving town with all of your people and walking into the desert. You watch as a large body of […]Read more "These are your gods who brought you out of egypt"
Do you ever feel like you’re a court jester in the throne room of God? Like He doesn’t really like you. He just has you jumping through hoops to laugh at you? And it’s not just Him. His ENTIRE KINGDOM comes to just watch you tumble and fall and hurt yourself. You just keep failing and failing, […]Read more "We are no Jesters"
We struggle with the same things. We enjoy the same things. We laugh at the same things. We get offended by the same things. We are beautiful and enjoyable to be around in the same ways. After 12 different countries it has finally dawned on me, humans are all the same. We are unique in […]Read more "We are the same."
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 […]Read more "We live in Eden."
I was wearing a bow tie. My favourite wedding shirt, borrowed pants and shoes (that i would later repair with sticky tape). I had the honour of walking an amazingly beautiful woman down that aisle, to hand her to my handsome best friend. I’m awkward at the best of times and earlier that morning i […]Read more "Becoming the best wife: And the means to an end."
On the hill I was talking to JJ (A great man. Combines hilarity and a concern for people with this amazing drive to learn You should meet him.) We were chatting and I asked him if he saw building houses as a parallel of the body of Christ. A builder builds a house. He makes […]Read more "Church Builders"