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
For the last four years I've spent my life chasing deadlines. Even Summer holidays were full of work and my mind was taken up with thoughts of how to make ends meet financially whilst keeping afloat academically and then there was the whole relational element of life to deal with. I was tired constantly, but … Continue reading On Being Busy
It's Saturday night and my mind won't slow down long enough for my body to get to sleep. I've tried to trick it a few times with no success. Words are spinning around, my thoughts are swimming slowly in circles and I'd do anything to have them stop. I'd do anything to have answers to … Continue reading The Silence In-Between
There's been talk at church lately about enjoying God. It's a conversation that I'm so happy to be a part of, and it's a conversation that by God's grace I stumbled into at just the right time. We've been looking at ways to enjoy God, and not simply the things he gives us. We've been … Continue reading Enjoying God
Lord, we have come to see that our lives fall far short of your glory. Have mercy and forgive us. Lord, you have given your life for us, and poured out your Spirit, yet we fail to return your love with all our heart. Have mercy and change us. Too often we are selfish and … Continue reading The Beauty of Confession
At the end of a week of camp a group of us read Psalm 136 out loud together. One side of the circle read half a verse, and the other side of the circle read out the refrain. It was like a constant echo of the words 'His faithful love endures forever' until the words … Continue reading His Faithful Love.
They stand at the edge of a gathering, arms folded across their stomach awkwardly as they watch people milling around the room to greet one another. Their eyes gaze ever so slightly downwards in an effort to avoid eye contact and the awkward smile that inevitably follows as they are identified as someone who doesn't … Continue reading The Other.