I’m excited to invite you to my new website! My blog, Fresh Oil is changing its name to Contemplative Scribe and is moving to my new website. I don’t want you to miss any of my posts, so please click here to go to my new website . Check it out, and in just a few […]Read More Fresh Oil blog is moving!
Love is large and incredibly patient. Love is gentle and consistently kind to all – 1 Corinthians 13:4 TPT The horrific tragedy of Christchurch has left many in disbelief. I echo the heartbreak of many Kiwis who are struggling to come to terms with such a tragedy. The news reports in this past week have been especially full of human heartache. […]Read More The other has so many faces
Never let evil defeat you but defeat evil with good – Romans 12:21 TPT On Friday 15 March 2019 a gunman walked into two Christchurch mosques and killed 50 people. It was a shocking, brutal assault, the kind we as New Zealanders had told ourselves happened only in other countries. But the terror of a hate-filled […]Read More The end of our nation’s innocence
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known – I Corinthians 13:12 ESV Do you ever wish that you pray and instantly a voice gives you the answer you’re looking for? Sign me up! But […]Read More The Mosaic of Answered Prayer
‘Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures.’ (Proverbs 2:4 NLT) Several years ago, the Lord spoke to me from Isaiah 45, “I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places.” (Isaiah 45:3). This promise is rich with meaning. In fact, it’s transformational! I want to […]Read More It’s all about mining
[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him (Philippians 3:10 AMPC) Learning how to pray has been a long journey for me. From the very beginning of my Christian experience the importance of prayer was always stressed, but the actual practice was not taught. As I matured in the faith, I realised the […]Read More a fresh cry coming from my own hunger
New wine must be poured into new wineskins (Luke 5:38) The Lord has many ways to bring us to proper priorities. In my case, He simply removed my ministry. But since He removed it, I have been granted many opportunities to learn valuable lessons. One lesson suggested was ‘new wine.’ But why wine? I asked. […]Read More You are an old wineskin