Agent of Change

The current conflict in Ukraine began a year ago with Russia’s ‘special military operation’ in the Donbas region. Will this year mark its end, or see it escalate? The praying church is God’s agent of change and has a decisive* role in what happens.  [*strongly...

The Wonder of It All

What a day to be alive. What a time to live my life. To have a destiny and call, and see it day by day unfold… And we sense the wonder of it all. We feel the urgency. There’s not a day to be wasted. Those words, from Lara Martin’s song, ‘This is Our Time’, express...

WOW response

The ability to feel awe and be amazed is God’s gift for wholesome enjoyment of creation. And our wow response is an important part of praying as admirers of the Lord. The biggest stirrer of our wow response is not the natural beauty of creation, but the magnificence...

Goodness with No Gaps

The Scene The scene in Jeremiah 32 is of people facing imminent invasion and the destruction of their city. They are about to be wrenched from all that they love and driven into a pagan land as spoils of war. Thoughts of the future are frozen in fear and hopelessness....

More than a Thanks Point

Thanking the Lord is an always offering; there’s never a wrong time for it. It’s an all-season fruit from the life rooted in Christ.1 He has given us reasons to celebrate his kindness in all circumstances and every situation, even the unpleasant ones.2 We know...

The Celebration Leap

Elephants can’t jump, but it would surprise us if frogs, fleas and antelopes didn’t. It’s about design. God designed man with an ‘inner leap’ ability that finds new height in Christ. The celebration leap is part of new creation life, and the Lord never leaves us...