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Preferring Earthquakes to Whispers

I’ve got to be honest, I got really grumpy with God this week.  Grumpy to the point where I must have resembled my toddler having a tantrum about not getting whatever it is that he wants.  Grumpy to the point where I was accusing...


Is Anyone Listening?

Recently I was reading Matthew 6 and something so simple yet incredibly encouraging jumped out at me.  If we don’t understand the Father, we’ll think we have to bring something ‘worthy’ to make Him listen to us - in Matthew 6, Jesus talks about...


Feeding Thousands with my Packed Lunch

For a little while now i’ve been thinking over the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand.  It’s an epic story - almost unbelievable - yet it really happened!  My focus hasn’t been so much about Jesus and the incredible miracle He performs, but...


Do you not care?

This morning i was thinking again of the story of Jesus and his disciples in a boat in the midst of a storm.  Remember that one?  Jesus is fast asleep while his disciples are understandably terrified as the storm rages all around them and the...


Keep on Walking

This week I’ve been reading through the account of Abraham and Sarah and their crazy radical challenging life.  What’s struck me is that the Bible’s account of their story doesn’t really start with them but starts with Abraham’s father Terah. In Genesis 11 we’re told...


Facing our Valleys of Defeat

Over the last couple of days, I’ve been reminded of some well-known verses in the book of Ezekiel (chapter 37) where God takes the prophet to a valley filled with the bones of an army.  It’s a valley that represents utter hopelessness and total...


Living in the ‘But God…’ Space

It’s been a few months now that i’ve been living in the ‘But God…’ space.  You may not call it what i do, but i can bet that you’ve lived in that space too at some point or another.  It’s the space where all...


Thanksgiving is our Dialect

Recently i was reading through Ephesians 5 and came across this verse that really impacted me – ‘… instead [of filthy or foolish talk] let there be thanksgiving’ (Ephesians 5:4) The Message translation puts it like this: ‘Thanksgiving is our dialect’. I like that. I am created...


The Three D’s

In my quest to stop ‘playing it safe’ in life, i’ve been asking myself some hard questions about what i believe God has created me to do and how i’m positioning myself for it. It’s not good enough to fill our journals with prophetic...


Playing by the Rules

Do you have a theme for your year? Every January i like to spend some time thinking, dreaming and praying to get a sense of what the year ahead is going to look like and to settle myself into a truth that i believe...