Not our plans

I have a list of ideas for articles that I want to write up for All4God. (Tip – keep a note of ideas you get as you get them so that you will remember them when you have time to do something about them. I have lost many potential devotions because I didn’t jot down…

What is unseen

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” 2 Corinthians 4:18 NIV This is a verse that challenges us about where our focus is. It is easy to get caught up in what is right in…

What a waste it would've been

On their latest album ‘Brand New Eyes’ Paramore have a song Looking Up which has a pretty interesting set of lyrics towards the end. Singer Hayley sings these lines: “God knows the world doesn’t need another band,                                    …

Small groups

I don’t know if you are a part of a small group/home group/some other sort of group that meets together regularly in a more personal, intimate setting than a big Church/youth group meeting for Bible study and fellowship. But I want to encourage you that if you aren’t, you really should join one. The Bible…

I am not

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are” Kurt Cobain. (Never really thought I’d be quoting the Nirvana frontman on All4God, but then Paul quoted a pagan poet in Acts 17:28 so why not? ) I think most of us are familiar with the whole idea that God created us;…

Cast all your burdens

I’ve just finished exams. I’m a first year medical student, so while they aren’t the most difficult exams anyone has ever had to do; they aren’t exactly a walk in the park either. They’ve been causing me a bit of concern and stress, and as well as that have been eating up huge chunks of…

It never rains but it pours

Have you ever been caught out by an unexpected changed in the weather? Last Friday was shaping up to be a real beaut of a day. I had had a few lectures in the morning and then was finished up with university for the weekend. And as I was walking out from the lecture theatre…

Pride and the heart

Everybody likes getting a bit of recognition and applause. The other day I was dissecting a human heart (as part of my medical school anatomy learning, not just for the banter!). I was the only guy in the group, and as it was somewhat messy and the girls didn’t want to get too hands on,…