The Gift and the Giver

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia ) We walked to the car, and our daughter saw the gifts wrapped and stacked inside. “Wow!” She exclaimed, her eyes wide in wonder. Over the next week, she unwrapped her gifts and read her cards, remembering the names of friends who had celebrated her … More The Gift and the Giver

Basis of Identity

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia ) Culture, heritage, family, life experience. There are so many things that contribute to how we see ourselves and our place in the world. My husband and I recently discussed how our childhood experiences have affected our perception of self and of the world. It … More Basis of Identity

Let go my child

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia )   Our daughter will be starting at the early learning centre soon, and I have been nervous about the many changes this will involve; drop offs and pick ups, lunchbox packing and just the difference of not spending all day together. JJ Heller’s song, Learning … More Let go my child

To be a witness

Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia How do we represent Christ in the secular world? In one respect, this is a non-question; the way we live should remain constant as it reveals what we hold true in our hearts. However, we each have different spheres of influence, and different opportunities … More To be a witness

Covered in Christ

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia)  In the midst of their shame, fear and sin, He covered them. In the midst of their suffering and judgement, He covered them. Genesis 3 records the well known story of Adam and Eve disobeying God and being banished from the Garden of Eden. … More Covered in Christ

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

Conquering Selfishness

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia)  Pride and selfishness wear many disguises. Sometimes they take the spotlight, but often they express a more subtle influence. In Isaiah chapter 66, verse 2, the Lord says that He looks on those who have a “humble and contrite spirit” and who tremble at … More Conquering Selfishness

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