Drought often serves as a source of brokenness for many farmers, accompanied by challenges like managing family concerns and income issues.
Do you remember these lovely lines from St Patrick’s prayer: “Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ in me.” And because Christ is with and before and behind and in, I am grateful and engaged and open.
Right now everyone is cancelling everyone. Everyone thinks that they’re right and the other side is wrong. But here’s the thing: If everyone is thinking this, we can’t all be right. One of us has to be wrong.
Bill Sutcliffe’s story is one of extraordinary power, love and forgiveness. Coming from a childhood of poverty and abuse, Bill has become a remarkable example of how seemingly insurmountable obstacles can be overcome.
What is mercy and what can we glean from the Bible about it? As Christians, we easily recognise that the whole world desperately needs mercy right now.
Twelve years ago, Sugar Cane Farmer Ross Gambino decided he wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. His chosen method: text messaging.
It’s a noble and inspiring sentiment, but what does it mean to flourish?
It’s important to remember that self-acceptance means a very different thing to people who are without Christ and those who have chosen to have him as their Lord and Saviour.
How are your goals coming along? If you could use some re-charging in this area – here are 4 tips that can really help you make those goals happen.
If we are to hear from God and to be formed by the guidance received, we should review our expectations.
There is a profound spiritual wisdom in surrender. It isn’t something that comes naturally to the human heart. We are driven to understand, to control, and to reach goals in our lives.
Words spoken over us at a young age often become what we believe about ourselves as adults. Harsh or unkind words can have a lasting negative impact, while kind and encouraging words can bring about healing and growth.
This may sound obvious, but asking is a expression of faith and without faith, it’s impossible to please God.
To live is to experience brokenness, in our relationships as much as in ourselves. We are all familiar with the sharp sting of unresolved conflict, and the dull ache that replaces it, if healing doesn’t flow.
So many people talk about focusing on your strengths – but that’s not always the best course of action . Acknowledging your strength is massively important BUT identifying a weakness that is holding you back and working on it purposefully is a huge key to success.
Why does God speak in dream-visions? The picture language of dreams and visions can be confusing and obscure.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to know that you are a friend of God? Yet many people can’t accept that they are.
I’ve been a minimalist for a few years now, gradually moving into smaller and smaller houses, decluttering my possessions and embracing a slower and simpler life.
Even if you don’t go to church regularly now, you might perhaps remember the story of Joshua and Jericho from when you were a child. It’s a rollicking good story, with the people of God facing an impossible situation, and God coming to their help in a really dramatic way!
Worship is not just something we do, it’s at the core of who we are as Christians. God is looking for worshippers who will worship Him in spirit and truth. He’s not looking for people who come into church and then return to the world only to act like everybody else.
We all have different personalities, different preferences, different ideas, and different ways of thinking. Our hearts are attached to different things. We are so diverse, but it is is it humanly possible for a diverse group of people to be in unity together?
The issue of who do you trust is one of the most important questions you will need to answer in life. So, who do you trust?
You often hear people say about how you have to learn to accept yourself. There is a lot of truth in that. It isn’t just true for Christians. It’s true for everyone.
Finding what you’ve lost is one of the key themes of life. We’ve all lost things we value. We’re all somehow looking for them.
“God has a plan for me, and it’s obviously far greater than I ever could have imagined,”