I love walking into church and being greeted by a friendly old woman who knows how you make one comfortable, knows how to direct traffic, knows how to introduce you to the right people, and know how to crack a hilarious joke at the right time. I love being at church and hearing something new […]Read more "Church is so good."
Reading through the Gospel of Mark this week I was struck by the amount of moments Jesus expects the disciples to do something incredible, then, when they don’t, he does it. The storm when they were in the boat. Jesus falls asleep. Then, when his followers don’t twig to their authority, he wakes up, nonchalantly […]Read more "The disciples didn’t try."
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"
If you are getting chased down the street by gun toting extremists, hell bent on destroying you because of what you believe. The belief structures your life adheres to are sharply and quickly focused. They have to be. You can’t really um and ah with a bullet seconds away from entering your bodice. The church […]Read more "Bored and Free"
A night of emotion, power, laughter, prayer, forgiveness and redemption. This Jesus you are looking for is in you. And these scriptures you fight over point directly to the son. The adoption papers. The empowering redeeming king. The saviour. He lives in you. He rose from the dead for you. He will NEVER give up […]Read more "Swedish Easter"
The kingdom is built wherever you are, maximizing whatever you can do and building for the future. God made us all with value and purpose in mind, and we, have the kingdom inside us. Multiply. Each one of us has a large amount of skill and talent and personality traits that can do powerful things […]Read more "The kingdom"
I love dining rooms. I have spent large portions of my life in them. With people. By myself. Being loud. Playing guitar hero. Eating food. Making food. Doing work. Not doing anything. Learning. Praying. Doing speeches. Hugging, Sleeping, drinking teas. Occasionally cleaning, meeting new people, reuniting with old friends and family. Playing board games, doing […]Read more "Dining Rooms."
So… process with me. I have a tattoo on my calf that says “$7?”. And occasionally i use it to make people think. It goes a little like this. “$7?, whats that?” me: What do you think it is? Other:….. i don’t know… is it even real? I offer them to touch it and feel […]Read more "You are the complete answer."
For definitions sake. Read “church” as the people of God. The followers of Jesus. Not building or any certain shape of church. For ten years I have had a passionate zeal, an arrogant know-it-all-ism that looked for the opportunity to answer the question “What is Church?” I knew it. I knew the answer. Every single […]Read more "Does the church suck?"
To an extent, I was taught to think. Dad would read to us from proverbs at breakfast and discuss them with us. Mum would sit on my bed and chat through what was happening in life and why it would be wise to think through certain other options. Back then it seemed unfair. I just […]Read more "If we were only taught to think."