You’ve Got to Go Down, to Come Up – Part 2

"You've got go down to come up," The student said. He was giving Joyce and I directions on how to get into the building with the children's buggy. There was...

You’ve Got To Go Down, To Come Up – Part 1

“You’ve got to go down, to come up.” Joyce and I had two sleeping kids in the double buggy we pushed, piled high with changing bags and toys. Taking the buggy...

Beware! Abundant Life Thief on the Prowl

“The thief comes to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.” Jesus gave this warning to a small group of his followers (Jn 10.10a). It is a statement fitting any police...

Living with loss in light of eternity

There are moments in life that we wish would last forever, but they pass. It is like having a vacation from work but Monday finally arrives and the daily...

Do You Believe?

"Do you believe this?" Jesus said this to Martha in response to her grief. Rewind the script back to the beginning. Lazarus was dying. Mary and Martha sent a message to...

No Use Crying Over Spilled Ink

Last Sunday Joyce and I received a great send off from our church in preparation for leaving to the USA. We stood on stage with our children, Joshua and...

When Shame Remains: Thoughts From John 8.1-11 on How to Handle Shame

"Two Shell Oil Workers Fired After Their Sex Video Leaked Revealing Adulterous Affair." That is what the news headline said in the paper. I remember hearing about it one morning...

Four Things to Define Our Lives

There are many positive and negative things that define our lives and make us who we are. Our circumstances, our response to these circumstances and our general everyday behaviour...

Be More Than a Hearer: Thoughts on How to Withstand Life’s Floods From Luke...

Have you ever experienced life's floods? They sometimes come when you least expect it and wash everything away in torrents of pressure and stress. It is like everything in life suddenly...

There is More to This

Work, earn, shop, make friends, browse social media, Pinterest , cook, spend time with loved ones, and having a laugh, are things that I do and enjoy doing day to day. I...