(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
What is it about a baby that turns heads and makes people smile? Perhaps it is the reminder of precious memories, perhaps the anticipation of how this little person will experience the wonder of life, perhaps just the presence of cuteness and innocence that a baby carries. A baby, simply by being present, can bring … More In the Presence of Hope
(Republished with permission from Press Service International, for Christian Today Australia) We have a lot of knowledge in our world; tools to see, understand and monitor things we once simply trusted. What then is the benefit of faith, or believing in things unseen? We still need faith today. It stirs up hope and reminds us that … More We Still Need Faith
What happens when people rejoice together? It is one thing to congratulate and to wish somebody well, but to wholly rejoice with one another is an incredible blessing. [Romans 12] speaks about having a genuine and brotherly love for one another. Verses 12-15 say: ” Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. … More A Real Rejoicing
A dream come true, once-in-a lifetime achievement, miracle healing: all these are possibilities that can become truth. What does it feel like to touch the impossible, to believe for it, to see it actually happen? We sing that God is God of the impossible. We declare that He makes those impossible things possible. Do we … More Transforming the Impossible
Hope is one of the greatest themes of humanity. Seen throughout history, immortalised in film, and present in the background of every day, hope drives us onward. But what do we hope for exactly? Just thinking of the last few times I have heard others speak about hope, these things come to mind; we hope … More What do we hope for?
Shepherd to hero, fugitive to king, greatly loved but also greatly disciplined, at peace and at war; this was the life of King David. It always amazes me to look at David’s life, marvel at the stressors he must have experienced, and yet see the joy and hope he maintained in God. Alongside David, Paul … More Could it be joy?
Everyone has a story – a moment, or a series of moments, which define their present situation. Their situation influences their life, and their life resonates their heart. We are surrounded by people everyday, and during my days in general practice, I have really appreciated what is in each person’s story. People are resilient. That … More Resilient Hope