Category Archives: Christian Living

Devotional: A trustworthy father

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. James 1:17 One of the things that I’ve learnt as a mother is the importance of being consistent.

Devotional: Be still & know

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10 God has used this verse to help me and guide me on more than one occasion in my life. The first was when I was applying for my first job after graduating from university. It

Not scared of life

Some time ago we had some friends over for dinner and I asked them to ask each other one question during each course. I asked my Chinese friend, what he noticed about Christians and his answering was both encouraging and challenging. Amongst things like being nice

Devotional: Watch out for weeds

And the one on whom seed was sown among the thorns, this is the man who hears the word, and the worry of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word and it becomes unfruitful…’ Matthew 13:22 My mum has an allotment and

The Bible guide to surfing the web (part 2)

The first part (written sometime ago now) of this short series covered the ‘do nots’ of using the internet. It was all about creating a good set of filters, both on your computer but more importantly in your heart. There are plenty of things that are easily

Devotional: Everlasting Arms

There is no one like the God of Jeshrurun Who rides the heavens to your help, And through the skies in His majesty. The eternal God is a dwelling place, And underneath are the everlasting arms; Deut 33:26-27 Whatever happens in the year ahead, God

Learning from 2 Thessalonians 1

We’ve begun to study 2 Thessalonians in church before we move on to a series that deepens our commitment to our core convictions on church & discipleship. So what can we learn from this first chapter? Faith is supposed to grow (v.3) So is love

Learning from 1 Thessalonians 5

As a church we’ve been working through 1 Thessalonians (1,2,3,4) and the final chapter 5 raised a whole ton of questions and insights. Here are just a few of them. Jesus will return Don’t get caught up with dates & times of the coming of Christ –