Kingdom: Love

{Matthew 5:43-48} “But I say, love your enemies” Matthew 5:44 We are really good at loving those who love us. If people are nice to us we can be nice to them. When people treat us well we find it easy to respond in kind. But often when they treat us badly we also want…

Not out to get lucky

Today, Pete shares a reflective poem that is in part a response to the Daft Punk song “Get Lucky” and in part a statement of intent for how as Christians our approach to sex, dating and relationships should be different to the world around us. Not out to get lucky I’m not out to get…

I wait

A poem, dedicated to my future spouse. Will you join me in making it your prayer if you are not yet married? I wait I don’t know you But I know some day I will So I wait for you And as I wait, I will pray I pray you would grow in faith I…

You don’t know you’re beautiful

Hey girl. You are beautiful. Truly, crazily beautiful. You probably don’t hear that enough, but I think it is true. I know you haven’t been on the front of any magazines, but you have great beauty. I know you haven’t been asked to walk down a catwalk, but there is something amazing about you. I…

The Truth in Love

“Gently instruct those who oppose the truth. Perhaps God will change those people’s hearts, and they will learn the truth” 2 Timothy 2:25 In Ephesians 4:14 Paul tells us of the importance of speaking the truth in love. This is a challenging command, and there are a number of things that are required to fully fulfil…

Label

There is a clothing store that specialises in selling budget price clothes by not really paying the workers who make those clothes very much. And recently one of their t-shirts became very popular. If you have been anywhere in the UK where there are teenage or 20 something aged girls you have probably seen at…

Father's Love Letter

Anyone else’s Valentine’s cards seemingly lost in the post? While I am hopeful mine will turn up tomorrow (along with the ones I’ve been waiting on from the past few Valentine’s Days as well…) I thought I would share this amazing love letter from our Father God, as it is way more important than any…

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…

Labelled Love

The world puts many labels on people. Labels that hurt. Labels that demoralise. Labels that break you down. Maybe you’ve had such a label put on you by society. Maybe you’ve been called a failure, a loser or a waste of space. Maybe you’ve been labelled as too fat. Or too thin. Or ugly. Or…

Love never fails

It’s still just about valentines day, so here is a video of a song by Brandon Heath that defines what the Biblical standard for love is. It’s based of 1 Corinthians 13, musically it is pretty great, watch it, listen to it, take in the lyrics and ask yourself do you love like that? Also,…