Friday, 30 March 2012

Stay on good terms with each other, held together by love. Be ready with a meal or a bed when it's needed. Why, some have extended hospitality to angels without ever knowing it!

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Somebody's praying you through

Somebody's praying me through.

Hang in the battle...

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

a hero is a person who is afraid to run away

Stand your ground.

You will make a difference.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Giving isn't just for Christmas. Make kindness an instinct.

"I've never, as you so well know, had any taste for wealth or fashion. With these bare hands I took care of my own basic needs and those who worked with me. In everything I've done, I have demonstrated to you how necessary it is to work on behalf of the weak and not exploit them. You'll not likely go wrong here if you keep remembering that our Master said, 'You're far happier giving than getting.'" (Acts 20:33-35)

Monday, 26 March 2012

What are people learning from observing you?

Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into his most excellent harmonies.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

You won't be grounded for ever...

God doesn't come and go. God lasts.
He's Creator of all you can see or imagine.
He doesn't get tired out, doesn't pause to catch his breath.
And he knows everything, inside and out.
He energizes those who get tired,
gives fresh strength to dropouts.
For even young people tire and drop out,
young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
But those who wait upon God get fresh strength.
They spread their wings and soar like eagles,
They run and don't get tired,
they walk and don't lag behind.

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Life's not about what happens to you, but what you do with what happens to you.

Though the cherry trees don't blossom
and the strawberries don't ripen,
Though the apples are worm-eaten
and the wheat fields stunted,
Though the sheep pens are sheepless
and the cattle barns empty,
I'm singing joyful praise to God.
I'm turning cartwheels of joy to my Savior God.
Counting on God's Rule to prevail,
I take heart and gain strength.
I run like a deer.
I feel like I'm king of the mountain!

Friday, 23 March 2012

How Old Do You Feel You Are?

Life is a marathon so pace yourself...

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Love your neighbour (hood)

Stay in it for the long-haul.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012


Forgive and feel better.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

What are you working towards?

Be careful, you might get it...

Sunday, 18 March 2012

wounded healers

2 Corinthians 1
All praise to the God and Father of our Master, Jesus the Messiah! Father of all mercy! God of all healing counsel! He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us. We have plenty of hard times that come from following the Messiah, but no more so than the good times of his healing comfort—we get a full measure of that, too.

When we suffer for Jesus, it works out for your healing and salvation. If we are treated well, given a helping hand and encouraging word, that also works to your benefit, spurring you on, face forward, unflinching. Your hard times are also our hard times. When we see that you're just as willing to endure the hard times as to enjoy the good times, we know you're going to make it, no doubt about it.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

What kind of a leader are you?!

I am deeply convinced that the Christian leader of the future is called to be completely irrelevant and to stand in this world with nothing to offer but his or her own vulnerable self. That is the way Jesus came to reveal God’s love.

The great message we have to carry, as ministers of God's word and followers of Jesus, is that God loves us not because of what we do or accomplish, but because God has created and redeemed us in love and has chosen us to proclaim that love as the true source of all human life.
(Henri Nouwen)

Monday, 12 March 2012

Laughing & suffering are not mutually exclusive.

The ball doesn't always bounce our way in life...

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Feeling old?

Play is serious business...

Saturday, 10 March 2012

I can't but we can.

Life is better when you link up with others.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

What are you missing...

...because of your current emotional state?

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Are you...

Why or

why not

Monday, 5 March 2012

Bound together...

In communities, at work, but particularly in families, people are put together in something like a three-legged race. God means us to cross the finish line together, and all the other people tied together with us play some part in our progress.

They are oftentimes to rouse our stubborn sins to the surface, where we can deal with them and overcome them. Bundled together in families, a giant seven or nine or fifteen legged pack, we seem to make very poor progress indeed and fall to the ground in bickering heaps with some regularity.

But God has put us together - has appointed each person in your bundle specifically for you, and you for them. And so, 'little children, let us love one another' with might and main, and keep hopping together toward the finish line.
(Frederica-Mathewes Green)

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Allow yourself to be fully known.

"This is my Son, chosen and marked by my love, delight of my life."

Friday, 2 March 2012

Been scared lately?

God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

When you're living in fear every issue is overwhelming and discouraging.

If your heart is broken, you'll find God right there;
if you're kicked in the gut, he'll help you catch your breath.