Bible reading plans for the New Year

2017-12-08T15:01:22+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Bible Reading, Bible Study, Books & Reading, Goals, New Year, Resources, Time with God|Tags: , , , , , , |

The New Year is upon us and, although you can start following a reading plan at any time of the year, now is an excellent time to start! The big decision, though, is which plan? And how much time will it take? For some of us, reading the whole Bible in a year is a [...]

The Secret of Dealing with Grief and Loneliness at Christmas Time

2017-12-08T10:55:16+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Depression, Grief, Loneliness|Tags: , , , , |

Christmas is a joyous season for most of us. It's a season of joy; a time to enjoy family and friends; a time to be happy. But what if it’s also a season to grieve? What if you're in a season of grief this Christmas? Grief comes to all of us. Grief is an intense [...]

Dear God, they say it’s cancer!

2017-12-08T11:00:43+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Categories: Cancer, Health, Hearing God, Overcoming Fear, Stress, Suffering, Testimony, Trials, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I have lived in Ghana, Zambia and Burkina Faso for the last 12 years. We originally moved to Ghana because my husband accepted a position with a company there. Because we were going to Ghana, I went for a full medical check-up, which included a mammogram. To my horror, I found out that I had [...]

What I have learned on the cancer journey with my husband

2017-12-08T10:44:00+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Cancer, Hard Times, Marriage, Overcoming Fear, Stress, Suffering|Tags: , , , , , |

I have been on a cancer journey with my husband for 8 years In fact, in the space of 10 days, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, my wonderful father died, and my daughter lost a long awaited IVF pregnancy. It was a traumatic time. To his credit, my husband is a very determined man. [...]

Don’t give people permission to hurt you

2017-12-08T10:52:33+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Categories: God's Perspective, Heart Issues, Ministry, Overcoming Anger, Relationships, Spiritual Growth|Tags: , , , , , |

I was standing at my kitchen sink washing dishes My mood was dark as I pondered a couple of mean spirited people in our church. "How could they be so critical?" I said to myself. We were pastoring a large church in Australia, working hard, doing our best, and all this couple could do was [...]

What do YOU want from God?

2017-12-08T10:53:00+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Categories: Heart Issues, Perseverance, Prayer, Stress, Suffering, Trials, Trusting God|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Read 1 Samuel chapter 1 so that you can better follow this story. Some background to Hannah's story Hannah was in a polygamous marriage. Her husband, Elkanah, had two wives, although Hannah was his favourite. However, in a society that valued a woman’s ability to bear children almost above all else, Hannah was childless. This [...]

Bible reading—a vital spiritual discipline

2017-12-08T10:43:32+00:00 March 11th, 2016|Categories: Bible Reading, Bible Study, Hearing God, Spiritual Growth, Time with God, Waiting on God|Tags: , , , , , , , |

All occupations have certain disciplines that go with being good at what you do. For example, anyone involved in the medical profession develops the discipline of regularly washing their hands! (One should hope so!) There are personal disciplines too, which if not developed, can result in disastrous consequences; the discipline of brushing your teeth before [...]

God, will you ever use me?

2017-12-08T10:54:25+00:00 January 29th, 2016|Categories: Devotionals, In the Media, Ministry, Seasons of Life, Serving|Tags: , , , , , , |

Do you read about the amazing things other women have done with a sinking heart? “Why can’t I do something like that?” “She’s obviously got more faith, talents or opportunities than me.” The truth is that each of us has a unique life and God opens different doors for us all. Remember Psalm 139 that [...]

How is it possible to overcome depression?

2017-12-08T10:44:30+00:00 January 18th, 2016|Categories: Depression, Overcoming, Relationships, Trials|Tags: , , , , , |

Depression falls into one of two categories: you either struggle with depression or you live with someone who is depressed and struggles with depression We have that in our household. According to the World Health Organisation, 350 million people, of all ages, suffer from depression. One in five women are diagnosed with depression and are [...]

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