No risks in Judea

“So, when he heard that Lazarus was ill, he stayed two days longer in the place where he was. Then after this he said to the disciples, “Let us go to Judea again.” The disciples said to him, “Rabbi, the Jews were just now seeking to stone you, and are you going there again?” Jesus…

Live surrendered

It is time to start taking risks. When the way we live our life doesn’t require the Holy Spirit to come through for us something is drastically wrong. Often we play it safe. We don’t take risks. We hear the stories in Sunday School of Bible characters who did bold things in faith, like Daniel…

Doing Lent Right

This week sees the start of lent (on Wednesday, after Pancake feast Tuesday) and so often in Christian circles Lent is seen at a second attempt at our new year’s Resolutions. Diet not going well? Never fear, just give up sweets for Lent. Not being as productive as you like? Time to say goodbye to…

Platform

I write devotional blog posts. And sometimes people read them. And sometimes the people reading them are people I know. And sometimes they tell me how they appreciated it. How it spoke to them. How they found my writing funny. How it encouraged them. And sometimes people I don’t even know read it and say…

27 million reasons why

The other day I heard something that completely shocked me. Today, around the world, it is estimated that there are 27 million slaves. 27 million. Today. I knew slavery was still a problem, but I had no idea it was that big. That’s more slaves than there has ever been at any point in history.…

Affirmations

“So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Something we are called to do is to encourage and build up our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. And something I know I’m not very good at always doing is building up and encouraging my fellow…

StreetReach Moira

Sometimes the most powerful witness to the Christian faith is love, right? Sometimes the best way to show people we are serious isn’t by having a killer argument to convince them with, but be willing to put ourselves out and do something practical and loving for them. Without any sort of agenda. Without looking to…