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

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

Clarity in Vision

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia)  A pair of glasses can significantly change a life. The child, struggling at school, no longer falls behind in learning; the elderly man is able to read once again; a mosaic of blurry shapes and colours is restored to the sharp definition of traffic lights, … More Clarity in Vision

Following the Painter

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia) Instructional videos are everywhere. You can search the internet for DIYs and tutorials on almost anything nowadays; cooking, sewing, workout routines, painting. Some people follow the instructions meticulously, while others make their own adjustments to alter the finished product. New skills are learnt, ideas are … More Following the Painter

Embracing the Church

(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia)  How do we see the church? An institution, a people, political entity, place of healing, place of hurt, place of God’s presence, His bride? The church has been called many things, associated with both good and bad. In light of all this, how are we … More Embracing the Church