“We are grateful that criminal charges have been dropped. Churches provide vital public services to their communities.”
Living With Margins
You may have broken your New Year’s resolutions already, but don’t be discouraged. Tomorrow is another fresh start. You are loved regardless.
Because of Christmas, God is with us. Let’s dwell on this thought for a few moments. God, the Almighty God of Angel Armies, Creator, Sovereign King of Kings—that God—is with us.
Finding the perfect gift can be difficult, and we don’t want to waste money buying gifts that aren’t appreciated and loved. With a little thought and planning, you can find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
Despite the chaos in our circumstances, the pain in our relationships and the regret in our story, Jesus can fill us with peace.
“We can multiply all that we have received by making life an offering of love for others, or we can be blocked by a false image of God.”
Decluttering is a process that never ends. We may get to a place where we get the clutter under control, but then, life continues to happen.
While many of us can feel that needing to rest is a sign of weakness or laziness, God offers rest as a blessing to those who trust Him fully.
Reading the Bible is good, but our lives are only transformed when we reflect on what we’ve read and apply it to our lives.
Don’t be overwhelmed by clutter. One step at a time, one bag at a time, feel the weight of your stuff lift from you and enjoy the peace and freedom of a clutter-free home.
Charity says nearly one million new social housing homes needed in next 20 years.
It’s hard to say ‘no’ to genuine needs. Businesses are struggling to find staff. Churches are crying out for volunteer helpers. Charities are meeting the needs of those who need help. But, we can’t say yes to everything.
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.
We’ve grown addicted to independence and self-sufficiency. We have everything we need, so we ignore our need for God. But, because so much of life is out of our control, we spiral into worry.
Yes, the Lord is my shepherd. Psalm 23 is probably the most well-known of all 150 psalms, and yet, as I’ve meditated on each verse one week at a time over the past month, the familiar words have blessed me anew.
Motherhood is easily the most rewarding, demanding, fulfilling and heart-breaking pursuit of my life. It has led to more laughter, more tears, more prayers and more lost sleep than anything else I’ve ever done.
Sometimes there is just way too much stuff going on in my head. I can’t focus. I can’t sleep. I forget things I should know. And I struggle to get anything done.
‘Father Bob Maguire was the ‘larrikin priest’ who had a great love for Jesus.”
One of the most effective ways I have found to renew my mind is to meditate on scriptures that build my faith and remind me of God’s faithfulness and power to overcome my circumstances and fear.