Christmas is coming. I don't want to alarm you, but there are only 100 days until the day is upon us. Surely that fact has made your brain twist and turn with all the things that need to be done before Christmas morning. There are presents to buy! There are decorations to dig out! There … Continue reading Five Ways to Adventure Through Advent
Before I started studying at Youthworks, I had this idea that going to Bible college would fill me with endless energy to read the Bible and endless zeal for the task at hand. It didn't. It was even more difficult to discipline myself to spend time in the Word. It only got harder when Moore … Continue reading From Textbook to Life-Giving… Again
I hate having conversations across the apartment. You have to shout, and the other person does too, and then the words get distorted and the volume ends up making the whole exchange aggressive, even if the conversation is about what to have for dinner. It makes all the difference when we take a few steps … Continue reading Can We Stop Shouting?
I've heard it said that teaching children takes more effort than teaching adults, because you need to make complicated ideas comprehendible and that's a skill that takes a lot of work. That's why when I saw that Patricia Weerakoon had written books for parents to read with children, I couldn't help but be curious about … Continue reading Review: Birds & Bees By The Book
(We've already talked about how marriage is good, so if you've missed that, start there!) Marriage is hard. The reality is that when two people get married, it's two sinners from different backgrounds becoming one household. Two people who grew up in two families with two different ways of doing things and two different ways … Continue reading Marriage is… Hard
God made the world, and it was good. You don't need to read far into the Bible to get that picture. In fact, it's literally the first chapter. Sin changed everything and that means that the world is as broken as the people who live in it but humans still have the task of looking … Continue reading Don’t Waste the World
(It's hard to write about marriage. It's hard to write about it because I've only got six months of experience and I feel like we're constantly fumbling our way along as we try to work out what it looks like to love God and love each other and love others. But maybe writing from the … Continue reading Marriage is… Good