“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30 The Message
These words first became personal during a high capacity season that seemed to lead nowhere. The same words bubbled up within me while hanging out the washing just now.
Recently my gorgeous little two year old Selah decided that she didn’t like being left at her usual drop offs. Each visit to daycare, kids church or time with family resulted in an awkward wrestle with me trying to pry her little arms and legs off me as she screamed “No, mummy, no!”
Are we sometimes trapped in boxes that we have created for ourselves?
In many ways I feel like I have come to know my voice as a wife, a mum, a friend, a leader. I have known my voice in different seasons as a pastor a primary teacher a creative. But as a writer I am unsure. Continue reading →
Is God is interested in the everyday ordinary details of our lives? I am continuing to ponder this question…
About six months ago I was in the middle of a rather lengthy pursuit to find the perfect pair of leather boots. At the height of my chase I had driven an hour and a half to the only store within a 100km radius that had ‘the ultimate pair’ still in my size. They looked perfect but as I tried them on I quickly realised that they hardly fit, even without a sock. Continue reading →
Regardless of how long I have been leading worship I still find myself constantly wondering if I am cut out for the task. My hurdle of late has been fear. Fear about saying the wrong thing, saying too much, saying too little, fear in general that I am missing the mark and potentially affecting someone experience of God. Continue reading →