Wednesday, 31 July 2013

God often moves in ways I didn't think He would.

God often uses people that I never thought He would.

God chooses people you & I wouldn't choose in ways we wouldn't choose to.

Wake up to the God-soaked reality all around you.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Do you like exercise?

How about exercising restraint?

Delay your anger gratification response...

Monday, 29 July 2013

God uses life’s bruises.

Our problem is not the real problem - our real problem is how we deal with our problem.

Sunday, 28 July 2013


The line between good and evil is clear at the level of God, on the one hand, and the satan, on the other. It is much, much less clear as it passes through human beings, individually and collectively. NTWright

Friday, 26 July 2013

Hey Jude!

Go easy on those who hesitate in the faith. Go after those who take the wrong way. Be tender with sinners, but not soft on sin. The sin itself stinks to high heaven. (vs 22-23)

Thursday, 25 July 2013

In the valley of suffering, despair and bitterness are brewed. But there also character is made. The valley of suffering is the vale of soul-making. NWolterstorff

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Freedom takes time...

The journey from the confinement of Egypt to the fulfillment of reaching the Promised Land could have been completed in a matter of months. But the evolution of a people from the mindset of slavery to being comfortable with the obligations and uncertainties of freedom would take much longer. RHKushner

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

What are you hoping to 'catch' in life?

What is the 'really big one' that you're after?



Or to be like Christ?

Monday, 22 July 2013


The disciples, seeing the Master with their own eyes, were exuberant. Jesus repeated his greeting: 

“Peace to you. Just as the Father sent me, I send you.”

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Monday, 15 July 2013

Friday, 12 July 2013

Giving, living & loving...

This is how we’ve come to understand and experience love: Christ sacrificed his life for us. This is why we ought to live sacrificially for our fellow believers, and not just be out for ourselves. If you see some brother or sister in need and have the means to do something about it but turn a cold shoulder and do nothing, what happens to God’s love? It disappears. And you made it disappear.

My dear children, let’s not just talk about love; let’s practice real love. This is the only way we’ll know we’re living truly, living in God’s reality. It’s also the way to shut down debilitating self-criticism, even when there is something to it. For God is greater than our worried hearts and knows more about us than we do ourselves.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Now all has been heard;
    here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
    for this is the duty of all mankind.
For God will bring every deed into judgment,
    including every hidden thing,
    whether it is good or evil.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Monday, 8 July 2013

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Lets Agree Right Now That These Things Are Crazy

A nation with a frightening obesity rate coexists on the same small planet with millions who go hungry daily.

It is rare that I am hungry for more than one hour.

Today thousands of women will sit in traffic, burning precious natural resources, in order to drive to a gym where they will pay money to run, like a common classroom hamster, on a treadmill that's not even pointed at a window but at a television screen.

While many black adolescent girls eschew their full lips and dark skin, white women are paying thousands of dollars to have collagen injected into their skinny lips and are getting skin cancer trying to darken their skin both on the beach and at toxic tanning booths.

While looking online for books on women's bodies and self-acceptance, I was much more interested in the one with the lean, sexy belly on the cover than the one with the real, roundish belly.

Many of us pay actual money to drink carbonated, chemical beverages with no caloric or nutritional value.

This spring, as fashion experts dismiss last season's styles, affluent women will take their perfectly good clothing to Goodwill. Next spring, capricious profit-driven designers will bring back a variation of the old style to make more money off the same women who wouldn't be caught dead inside Goodwill.

Women with excessively large breasts, some who suffer horrible back pain, are going under the knife for reduction surgery, while women who want excessively large breasts are choosing to have them constructed cosmetically.

For a number of people like me, the need for more closet space seems like a bigger problem than the fact that we shop seasonally without ever actually needing new clothes.

I have to expend more energy and concerted effort to not overeat than I do to gather the daily resources I need to survive. (Unsqueezed, MStarbuck)

Friday, 5 July 2013


Beginning empty-handed and alone, frightens the best of men. It also speaks volumes of just how sure they are God is with them. GEdwards

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Love your neighbour.

Slums may well be breeding -grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium. CConnelly

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

The spiritual journey is not a career or a success story.

It is a series of humiliations of the false self. TKeating

Monday, 1 July 2013

There are two ways to keep cattle on the ranch. One is to build a fence around the property. The other is to dig a well in the centre.