Chosen to Cheer

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia) Alicia Britt Chole’s book, “Anonymous: Jesus’ hidden years and yours…”, references a story about a boy who eagerly desires a part in the school play. He auditions but does not get a role. Yet, to his parents’ surprise, the boy is not disheartened by … More Chosen to Cheer

A Greater Purpose

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia)   “God sent them to earth with a purpose.” In 2009, South Korean pastor Lee Jong Rak and his wife Chun-ja created a drop box where anonymous mothers could leave their babies to be cared for by others. Many of these women were teenagers, victims … More A Greater Purpose

Valuable word

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia)  Words are everywhere. We speak them, write them, study and learn them. They help us to communicate with each other, understand concepts and express ourselves. Words are valuable.   .   .   . A word over our lives God speaks purpose and life-filled words over … More Valuable word

Unrepayable

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia)   A gift is given joyfully, with no expectation of repayment. This year, we have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love upon our baby girl, and by the generosity of those wanting to bless our family. As I think about all the hand-me downs, encouragement … More Unrepayable

Faith for the tired mama

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia) It is three in the morning, and you wake to cooing and gurgling from the bassinet beside you. Amidst the cycles of feeding, sleeping, nappy changes, cuddles and the occasional household chore, where does a tired mama find faith?   .   .   . A journey … More Faith for the tired mama

Everyone has a superpower

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia) Superpowers come in many shapes and sizes. There are the heroes who wield thunder, fire, water and otherwordly weapons. There are also the heroes cast into their role; overcomers who learn to conquer their fears and lay themselves down to protect others. Many heroes keep … More Everyone has a superpower

Carrying Life

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia)  What is it like to carry the life and light of Christ within us? I think about my pregnancy, the nine months of carrying a growing life within me, treasuring the kicks and changes along the way. There were times of discomfort, but they pale … More Carrying Life

The Forgiveness Trek

The journey might be arduous, repetitive, and sometimes forced, but the road to forgiveness gives a worthwhile reward. .   .   . Start the Trek We recently watched the movie, “I Can Only Imagine” at church. Based upon his real-life testimony, the movie shows how Bart Millard sees his abusive father come to know Jesus, and … More The Forgiveness Trek