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Being more like Jesus: full of grace

By Nicole Barnard In my purse I carry a prayer which starts ‘empower me O Lord I pray to love the way You do, with gentleness and mercy, goodwill and kindness too.’ I like to think I’m kind to others, but have been challenged of late by my lack of grace, mercy and goodwill. Not that I don’t show goodwill

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The Majesty of Jesus

By Tiffany Atkins When you think of Jesus, how do you imagine Him? What words does He speak to you? Which attributes of His character do you think of first? Your answers may depend on what situation you are in, why you are coming to Jesus and how you are coming to Jesus. Maybe you’re in trouble and you are

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Gentle and Lowly

By Lauren Graham If you have spoken to me at all since January 2022, it’s highly likely I’ve managed to bring Dane Ortlund’s Gentle and Lowly into the conversation somehow. I have been talking about this book since I finished it, and I will probably be talking about it for the rest of my life. Ortlund’s exploration of the heart

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Making room

By Quy Te It is very common for many of us to be so overwhelmed by our schedules that when it comes to spending quality time with God, it can almost feel impossible. We experience busy days at work, responsibilities regarding our families, serving for our local church on top of normal weekly errands like grocery shopping. By the time

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Finding rest in nature

By Larry Platner ‘For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made.’ Romans 1:19-20. (ESV) Some years ago my wife and I

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A new start

By Nicole Barnard A new year, a new start, a new you A change of heart Find a new rhythm, simplify your life, declutter your mind Realise what matters: being patient and kind And prioritising relationships – with your Father, yourself, those you love and those you long to know better Replace hurry, impatience, introspection, and anxiety With peace, joy,

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