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Blog Post / 05.08.2020

Emotions are hard. The can be confusing, disorienting and at times our emotional experience is so intense that we are completely overwhelmed. They are difficult to define and very hard to understand in ourselves and in those around us. So much of today’s culture teaches us to lead with the heart. We are taught that emotions are everything, that we should embrace them unconditionally. It seems...

Blog Post / 29.07.2020

The following story has been shared with us as an illustration of what manipulation and abuse may look like. It is a prayerful account of someone’s personal experience. It was never called a relationship. Early on there was a conversation that sounded like friend-zoning, yet over time his behaviour told a different story. For five years we danced around, moving closer, pushing away, and drawing...

Blog Post / 22.07.2020

We have been adding to our library. Please see below for five new books that we are super excited to read. Created to Care- God’s truth for anxious Moms, by Sara Wallace As a young mother you can be faced with so much change, difference and activity that it can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate. There is always so many things that are happening and...

Blog Post / 29.06.2020

Some people are amazing story tellers. They can make some of the most mundane events seem like an adventure because of this incredible gift for spinning words together. We love to listen to them because we are all story tellers by nature. Stories are how we share experiences, they are how we make sense of the world. As we move through life, our own story...

Blog Post / 24.06.2020

SHAPED BY GOD - THINKING AND FEELING IN TUNE WITH THE PSALMS, BY JOHN PIPER Scripture teaches us so much about our emotions. As we spend time in God’s word, we learn that we have been given emotions so that we may worship and connect with God. When it comes to emotions, there is the tendency to fall in two opposite directions. One line of thought is that...

Blog Post / 19.06.2020

Casting all your anxieties on him because he cares for you – 1 Peter 5:7 Reading this brings many questions to mind. Casting all your anxieties on him… What does this mean? How do we do this What do we need to do cast our anxieties on God well? Perhaps, other questions also arise. Do I have anxieties? What are they? Am I a ‘real’ Christian if...

Blog Post / 05.06.2020

It’s been a noisy week. The unrest, riots, pain and anger from America has filled our news feeds, brought other, race related, news items in Australia to the fore. We have been bombarded with opinions, anger and anguish, statistics and objectivity, insecurity, love and hope and more people adding their voices to the noise, wishing for their story to be heard. These voices come at us alongside...

Blog Post / 29.05.2020

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear – 1 John 4:18 Creating a Safe Space Safe space. The term is a bit of a buzz word at the moment. A quick google search manifests 3, 320 million results all of them referring to safe space in some way. It is a catch phrase in sectors such as education, childhood development, social development...

Blog Post / 20.05.2020

In a conversation I had earlier this week the comment was made that in the same church there will be some who believe that the communion of saints is strong and healthy, while others think the very opposite. This follows on from something that was said about the communion of saints in my own church which did not reflect my own experiences or understanding. How can...

Blog Post / 13.05.2020

Think back to the last time someone showed up at your house unannounced. Did you frantically run around, hiding the unfolded clothes and cramming dirty dishes into the dishwasher as the kettle boiled? Did you spend your visit worrying that your guest might have a glimpse into the chaos that is your family? What about the last time you were asked about how your week has...