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Suffering & Our Expectations

Suffering and Our Expectations Expectations color our reality in tangible ways every day. This is especially true in our relation-ships with others. What we expect someone to do or not do will have a big impact on the way that we get along with that person. There is nothing that will cause more trouble in…

There Must Be More Than This

There Must Be More Than This Growing up I always loved fairytales and Disney movies. I loved these classic stories of hope and redemption. Though at times these stories didn’t really seem to reflect the reality of my every day life, they seemed to speak to some other longing inside – a longing for the…

Be My Valentine?

Be my Valentine Stereotypically Valentine’s Day is often loved by women and loathed by men! Comedian Jay Leno suggests “men like to call it Extortion Day!” The hopeless romantic enjoys the opportunity for romance and passion. Others find it a crude reminder of realities they would rather forget. My young sons tend to block their…

Anxiety: Cast it don’t carry it

Anxiety: cast it don’t carry it What are you anxious about? This might help. ‘Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.’ (1 Peter 5:7). What does it mean to cast your anxiety on God? The word “cast” is in Luke 19:35. It’s Palm Sunday and the disciples have been sent to…

What does it mean to be a member of a Church?

What does it mean to be a member of a church? Is it about a monthly meeting? Is it just for those who are keen? How do I qualify? Does it matter, really? As we start the new year it might be worth a moment’s reflection – whether you are a member of a church…


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