Building resilient faith (that won’t snap when the real knocks come)

The lives and societies we have built up for ourselves are simply not sustainable. Our infrastructure. Our economies. Our health systems. Our use of natural resources. We have been living for the moment, spending more than we have and not thinking about tomorrow for too long. And now tomorrow is catching up with us. … More Building resilient faith (that won’t snap when the real knocks come)

The key to being a successful parent (and why raising an obedient child isn’t the most important thing)

On that November morning when my husband and I set out in the car to collect our three month old adoptive son from his temporary foster home, I had no idea what a profound journey of heartache and joy lay before us. I was quite sure that parenting would come naturally to me and that … More The key to being a successful parent (and why raising an obedient child isn’t the most important thing)

Recovering the lost message of grace: An antidote for a poisoned world

There’s no doubt that the days we’re living in are toxic. But one thing that is within our individual control is the protection of our hearts and minds from the spiritual toxicity around us. The best way to do this is by saturating ourselves and our relationships with pure, undiluted, uncontaminated grace. … More Recovering the lost message of grace: An antidote for a poisoned world

Higher than me

There are certain verses in the Bible that become lifelines that we hold on to with all our strength when the waters of our lives get stormy. For me, Psalm 61:2 is such a verse: “From the end of the earth I will cry to You,When my heart is overwhelmed;Lead me to the rock that … More Higher than me