What are you learning from your Pain?

Pain instructs. I believe God allowed pain to instruct us. It wasn’t his first choice. He is not sadistic to choose pain as an instructor. His first choice was obedience. God’s best plan has always been that we learn by listening to Him and obeying His instructions. The fallen state of man however, makes it…

Consider Jesus…

We all owe it to ourselves to look carefully at this man Jesus. Who did He say He is? How does who He is and what He said affect my life today?

Beating Shame

Shame is defined as a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behaviour. From my experience (personally and pastorally) I have found that when shame matures, it goes beyond being a feeling of humiliation that passes, as most feelings do. It becomes a force that seeks to shape our…

The Blessing of ignorant friends

We often believe that people who have not been through what we have been through, have nothing of value to say to us. Afterall, they don’t understand! How can anyone help if they don’t understand? There is truth in that. A lot of truth actually. When you cannot comprehend another person’s pain, suffering or even…

How to disagree and still communicate love

People don’t have to agree with you to genuinely love you. If agreement is your prerequisite for love, you will never find true love. In fact I believe that some (not all) of the people who vehemently disagree with you, are those who love you the most.    One of the big problems we have as…

What you see now is not all that there is!

Suddenly, there was a bright light in the cell, and an angel of the Lord stood before Peter. The angel struck him on the side to awaken him and said, “Quick! Get up!” And the chains fell off his wrists. (Acts 12:7 NLT) This year don’t despair because the judgement has been passed…don’t reach a…

Dear Teenager: some truths about your parents – PART 2

Dear friend I hope my last letter to you helped you to begin to see your parents in a different light. As promised, here is a continuation of my last letter to you. Dear teenager, yes I know that you get along with that your friend from school or college very well. It is true…