• That C-word. No one expects it. No one welcomes it. It’s just a small lump in the middle of my back. Not even sure it’s worth mentioning to my doctor.  Sure… we’ll watch it and see if it grows or becomes irregular in shape. It’ll be fine. It wasn’t fine. […]

  • “Where is God? Where is he in my suffering? Where is his goodness he promised me? Why has he forsaken me?” This week has not been an easy one for me. I’ve been stressed out, depressed, and struggling with several key questions in my life. In the midst of it […]

  • or How Does a Young Mother Survive Losing Two Babies? Press Interview with Nancy Guthrie At KCC’s #OneLove14 women’s event and #Oxygen2014 week-long conference last month in Sydney, the speaker that touched my heart the most was Nancy Guthrie. Here are questions the press asked Nancy and her candid answers. Q: Was […]

  • It would be imprudent of me to conclude this series without making some important clarifications to what I have said up to now. There are, unfortunately, a number of teachings about forgiveness in the modern church which do grievous harm. Several come to mind that I address here. Releasing vs. […]

  • Healing. Sweetness. Joy. Edification. Humility. If you try to make this stuff happen, you will fail. The stuff I talk about here is the fruit. The root is the forgiveness, compassion, benevolence, and prayer we looked at in part one. Part one is the means. Part two is the ends. […]

  • It might be as simple as an insulting comment or as complex as childhood sexual abuse, but whatever we’re dealing with, one thing is clear: We all get hurt at times. Sometimes we can overlook and move on. The damage is minimal. But when the hurt is too deep for […]

  • With the 2012 London Olympics having come to a conclusion, many of us have witnessed the incredible efforts of talented athletes. Australia was somewhat disappointed with our overall medal result of seven gold and sixteen silver. One newspaper reported that government funding through the Australian Institute of Sport represented $10.6 […]

  • In Mark 1:11, Jesus rises from the waters of baptism and is greeted by God the Holy Spirit and God the Father who states simply his deep pleasure in his son: You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased. The struggling, faltering believer hardly dares to hope […]

  • Charles Simeon is a fascinating character study in rejection. Six years before Captain Cook sailed into Port Jackson, Simeon was an unloved English minister placed in a church where the people wanted someone else and they weren’t afraid to show it. Over a ten year period the congregation tried various […]

  • Have you ever found yourself at that point where you’re lost for words? You’ve tried everything, you’ve done everything you can, and things still turn out bad? What should we do when we come to that place? Here are some meditations. 1) Move to the centre. When we can’t explain […]