Brick Walls

Ever feel like every time you try something there is a huge brick wall blocking your path? Every time you try to make a difference there is some sort of obstacle? Every time you want to try something fresh something gets in your way? So often it seems like just when we are all fired…

Thanksgiving

Today is Thanksgiving in America. I am not American but British (which is always awkward when I tend to spend July 4th working in the USA) however a holiday dedicated to eating turkey and watching sport on the TV is a bandwagon I am more than willing to jump on. In Luke we get a…

Giving up facebook for lent? Don't miss out

So lent is starting this week, and other the past couple of years Facebook has become a popular thing to give up for Lent. Which is cool and very commendable (so long as you are doing it for the right reason – to free up more time for God, not to make more time for…

Jesus with the fingerpaints

The other day I was at a Christian conference, enjoying a worship session. When into my mind flashed an image of Jesus. Not all that unusual, as I often think about Jesus and try to picture Him while worshiping to help me focus (try it sometime, just close your eyes and think of Jesus while…

She leaves a legacy

Time for a Sunday evening tear-jerker. Charlene Barr was born on 18th July 1990. She had cystic fibrosis. Life wasn’t easy. But after going to Uganda in 2008 she became determined to raise money to build a school to give children a bright hope for the future. The charity she set up recently managed to…

In the end

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and…

Where is _____?

Some day we are going to get to heaven. And the Bible tells us that when we do Jesus will welcome us with a “Well done my good and faithful servant.”(Matthew 25:23). But what if that isn’t the end of the exchange. What if He keeps going “It’s great to see you here, but where…

Thubderbolts and lightning

Thunderbolts and lightning Sometimes people have doubts as to if God actually answers pray. And so I wanted to share a quick example of an answered prayer that I experience recently that I thought was pretty cool. At the moment I am working in the Usa as a counsellor at a Christian youth camp. And…

Problems

“Don’t tell God how big your problems are, tell your problems how big your God is!” You have the all powerful, all knowing, all caring, all seeing, always loving, forever caring, continually compassionate, ever faithful, never failing God on your side, so who can stand against you? What problems can you not overcome? What challenges…