Heart Problems

I recently did a placement in a cardiology ward, wandering around with a stethoscope round my neck, listening to people’s hearts and trying to hear any irregularities they may have had in their heart beat. And it got my thinking about how there are lots of similarities between physical heart conditions and spiritual heart conditions.…

“Sometimes, being the nice guy sucks”

A few weeks ago I was going through a few days of a depressed mood. I was sick of being the “nice guy”. I tend to try and be generous as best I can, and was getting frustrated that I wasn’t getting good anything in return. That day I had bought a multi pack of…

Waiting on God's timing

I am not a very patient person. I like things to happen exactly when they are supposed to. I like knowing in advance when something is scheduled to occur. If I am meeting someone and they are a few minutes late my imagination goes into overdrive, thinking up all sorts of disasters that could have…

Stop acting your age

{Intro from Pete: It is my pleasure to introduce a new guest contributor, one of my five star friends Allyssa, who I have worked with at Beaver Cross and who last summer was one of my running partners – even though she couldn’t handle my pace… It is particularly neat for me to have her…

Dead to life

“Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God. All of us used to…

Save us

“One of the criminals hanging beside him scoffed, “So you’re the Messiah, are you? Prove it by saving yourself—and us, too, while you’re at it!”” Luke 23:39 As they crucified Jesus there were two criminals being executed beside him. Two men who had broken laws and were facing the consequences of their actions. And in…

The Great Exchange

Good Friday. The stage was set. The crowd had won. Pilate had caved in to peer-pressure. The Sanhedrin had come up with false evidence. Judas had betrayed his leader for 30 pieces of silver. The hill was climbed and it was time. Time for the execution of Jesus Christ. Time for man to put to…

Made alive

“But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)… Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have…

Foundational Love

“ Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes… He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with…

Spiritually Tanked

I try to be a fairly humble guy, but sometimes it can be hard. Like when you are getting constant comments about your physical appearance. This isn’t something that has often been a big issue for me, but over the summer out of no-where I started getting all these compliments. Suddenly I was being told…