I was fifteen when I first encountered the presence of God. I wasn’t searching for God and didn’t think about what might be on the other side of an invitation, I just had nothing better to do on a Sunday night so thought why not. And the guy I liked was going to be there so it was a given really. Continue reading
While many defining moments in God begin with the cliche, ‘I can’t remember who was speaking, where we were, or what the message was about,’ the following recollection is NOT one of those times.
When I was in my early twenties I shared a house with a few girls from church. I learnt that living with someone, anyone, is somewhat of a miracle. Continue reading
There is something that seems so satisfying about getting even. When we are hurt our first response can be to seek revenge, to show the other person how wrong they were, or at least share how wronged you have been. How do you move beyond offence? Continue reading
Have you ever heard the phrase ‘let’s enter a time of worship?’
We know worship is not about songs yet we speak and act like it is. Continue reading
Significant moments in our lives have the ability to be etched into our souls forever. I call them open soul moments. Those times where something within you is changed so significantly, it’s almost as though time itself stands still. You remember where you were, what you saw, what you ate, the fragrance around you. These memories become triggers over time. A scent that takes you back in time to recall a significant moment where were changed at your core. Continue reading
I think too much. I analyze, plan, consider, rehearse, summarize and make endless lists… Up until recently I thought this was just part of my personality. But last week for the first time, I considered that perhaps over thinking was just another coping mechanism and attempt to control my life. Continue reading
I will always remember the time my now husband and I were driving home from what was a rather awkward date and even more awkward drive home. We had been on about three dates and I was already head over heels in love and from all reliable sources (church grapevine) the feeling was mutual. We had known each other for over ten years, served in youth and creative together and shared many of the same friends. It was fair to say we knew each other well but as far as conversation in this moment (and to be honest in all the other moments on our past three dates) we were at a loss.