James 1:3 The testing of your faith produces patience

Secrets to Great Faith: Patience

My knees begin to wobble with each passing step. Up and up we climb. Head down and breathing heavily, the rock steps appear to continue upwards endlessly. My mind, once filled with ambition to pursue the summit, is now clouded with the physical difficulty of each passing step. Doubt creeps into my thoughts, is it…

Abundant Adventure: Boy Meets Girl

It is hard to believe it has been a whole year. So much has happened, so much has changed. It has been a journey, a journey of abundant adventure! One short year ago I stepped out into a world of the unknown, nervous yet also faithful in God’s direction. The day before I jumped onto…

Sure-Footed Faith

I had to stop and watch. I mean the man appeared to be perched in mid-air, you would have stopped too. One foot gingerly placed in front of the other, arms stretched out to either side, he slowly and carefully edged his was forward along a tiny rope suspended between two trees. I could see…

The Call Back

“I really want to go but, I have to be honest, I don’t think I have any valuable skills to contribute to a work party”. That’s what I said to the team leader. “I’m not a trained carpenter, I don’t know the first thing about electrical wiring, or plumbing. I wouldn’t want to be a…

Your Utility Belt

Sometimes life just seems like a series of problems. There are times when I feel like I have everything under control, but then shortly after something else always pops up and it’s like the straw that breaks the camels back. All of a sudden it feels like I am in control of nothing. Everything is…

That Guy

There is that guy again. He is always standing in the doorway. Always right in my way. It’s a doorway, I’m supposed to walk through it, doesn’t he know that? Ha! oh, I think he knows  it! In fact I know that he knows I want to get through that door. It’s in the way…

Not Everyone Has That…

Why did God bless everyone except me? I was really disappointed when I found out. I mean I thought I was a nice guy, a good person. Like I thought I might deserve a little blessing, but no. I feel like he forget me or something. Does he even know that I am missing out.…

Alpha Male Syndrome

“Yeah I’m good mate, good, yourself?” “Ah no worries mate, can’t complain”. Have you ever had this type of conversation? It usually happens after the question “how are you going?”. You answer with something like one of these examples, but let’s face it, it doesn’t really mean much. These are not real answers to the…