Fear is the enemy of intimacy

There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear… We love Him because He first loved us.” (1 John 4:18–19) Intimacy with God is more that just a nice thought. Even though the scriptures clearly say that God is near and intimately involved in our lives, His closeness is still hard for […]

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We keep crawling off the altar

In view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God Romans 12:1 NIV Growing up in the holiness movement shaped my spiritual journey from an early age. I understood that approaching the altar at the end of a service represented a transparent, authentic, genuine response to God. […]

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Give what we have

Over this Christmas season my thoughts have been on giving what I have to Jesus. Surprisingly, as I pondered this thought I was led to the story of Jesus feeding of the five thousand to gain a fresh insight. In the New Testament, the story of the feeding of the five thousand is found in […]

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Break my Heart

Every so often I run across a quote that resonates so deeply it feels as if it has rocked my very soul. One such quote is by World Vision’s founder, Bob Pierce, who said, “Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God,” written as a message upon a piece […]

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The Next Small Step

When I began writing my first blog I was in a time of transition, having resigned from a ministry position, without any idea of what lay ahead. For two years’ I have travelled along the road of transition, and all I knew to do was to take the next small step. All of us experience […]

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Giving as a Life Pattern

A life pattern is the way we structure our life. Our patterns are built or drawn from the values that we develop over time. These values come from many different sources including family, friends, culture and God. Our life pattern transforms when we begin a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Our old values have […]

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The Power of the Seed

Since my last blog the Lord has been speaking to me intentionally about the power of the seed in relation to God’s wonderful gift of grace. It is my desire to see the gift achieve the purpose through me in which it was given. Take a seed. Put it under several inches of dirt. Give […]

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