Text: Acts 15:1-35, Romans 2:17-24, Galatians 5:1 Those first Jewish individuals who converted to Christianity were initially a bunch of scrupulous rule-followers. It’s no wonder they were having a hard time with the fraternity of Gentile converts, who’d seemingly sailed in from a laissez-faire, lawless background without “earning” the grace of God they were now… via… Continue reading Is Christ Enough for Our Day?
When the Husband delivered this message straight from his heart, ripe from his study and fresh from the Word to our church a couple of weeks ago, I was overjoyed and deeply thankful for the sound of his voice , and the sound of the Heavenly Father's voice that reminds us of our rich inheritance in Him, and… Continue reading How to get every inch of God’s promised land for your life
...when you feel the heat's on and situation's tense and that you're somehow caught in a war - whatever the 'war' might be --- hold on; don't give up!, because God has the greater plan for your life. God is the Master Specialist who can use any and every circumstance to teach us how to war ...and how to do it properly, and… Continue reading …how to stay strong when you’re caught in a war
...honestly?, these tips below are helpful to me. I used to fret having to prepare for a sermon when the days are busy, and the kids noisy, and the time's tight, and the interruptions common, and as for quietnes??, an impossibility...but what's in fact more pressing is that, after the day has worn me out, and i… Continue reading How to always be ready with the Word
It's in our blood...to be embarrassed about blowing our own horns' (or our children's) in public...so we tend to underplay it, and dismiss the good, ...but hey, we aren't called to blow our own trumpets, we are simply called to declare the love and pleasure that we have towards our own family in front of others, rather than the negative, or… Continue reading When it’s alright to say good things about your family
Seeing this devotional note popped up in my inbox this morning, I know that there are certain nuggets of truth in what my husband was reflecting this morning in his little quiet moment before work...and I pray, alongside him, that you and I will see the joy of self denial, see the power that comes with… Continue reading The Way to Greater Ministry
I tell you - what this man said below is true! Joy is a gift and work can be that gift - a joy! When work isn't just mere "work", we can chase the dread away and welcome the grace in. I've seen this joy lighting up a whole countenance, I've witnessed this joy elevating a real gloomy face, because truth be… Continue reading How to Enjoy Your Work All-Year Round
Have you ever felt worn out, discouraged and voiceless? This song was written on the fly by my husband (who was sick himself that day) to encourage me not to give up on the call that God has for me. May this song be a refreshment to you too, a companion for your own journey when you… Continue reading A Song for the Weary
I came across this post written a long long time ago, which I never got around to quite finish off...reading it again reminded me the truth about God's love to us -- His gentleness... His mercy over our failings...His patience over our slowness... and His good plan over our brokenness...and especially on days when you feel like you can… Continue reading How to survive motherhood when you’re homesick
Are you craving for something? Are you hoping to look for that which satisfies only to be disappointed again, deeply? This song isn't slick or polished, only home-recorded, but I know it was birthed in the Husband's heart as he was praying over a friend's situation...may it encourage your heart too, Friend!
9 and a half years and still going... And almost a whole decade of the thunder after the lightning. It was the clap after the show, and all the rumbles that follow... The sound so thunderous, and those waters reflecting all that glory. And there was the five of us -- standing next to the engulfing waves, making imprints on… Continue reading How to make sense out of days that require every shred of you
I'd never forget it, that Christmas a couple of years back, when instead of leaping out of bed in excitement for the Christmas concert she'd been practising for months, she was too sore to eat or drink let alone talk, due to the hand foot and mouth disease that left eleven nasty ulcers in her… Continue reading What the Kid’s Really Sayin’
Post by The Husband Ephesians 5:18 says “Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit” It’s a curious thing that many Christians sing and pray “fill me”, yet have little desire to be filled. I know that because despite singing a particular song, I have at times… Continue reading Emptied to be Filled
Post by The Husband “Self-control” – This term seems to be an oxymoron. It would seem natural that one would be in control of oneself. I mean, if there is one “self”, then there must be only one will that controls anything, and if there is one will, then there must only be one will… Continue reading Self Control
Post by The Husband Exodus 20:3 “You shall have no other gods before me”. If you think about the next 24 hours, what are you looking forward to most? I think that this question draws out what truly brings us happiness, and this will determine the quality of our happiness (and therefore whether joy exists… Continue reading Happiness