August 30, 2018

"Sorry God, it’s been a while.”

This is how I feel like most of my prayers should start.

I have structured my life to include prayer - grace at meals, for example, and each evening our family does Teaspoon (TSP) prayers where each person has a go at a 3 sentence prayer,...

May 30, 2018

Who likes predictability? You just like to know what’s happening, where and how?

When you find a way that something works do you stick to it?

Have you ever heard the saying “IF IT AINT BROKE, DON’T FIX IT”?

The only problem is that we can become so set in our own wa...

April 19, 2018

“My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?”… These are the words uttered in Psalm 22, part of the collection of prayers preserved by the community of faith in ancient Israel. They are words that express the anguish of suffering of the Psalmist and seeming rejection by...

April 10, 2018

I have a newborn. I say it like I’m in an AA meeting. Hi, my name is Erin and I have a newborn. It’s been 39 days since I last slept. I remind myself that there is a time for everything and this is the time to endure the unique torture that is sleep deprivation. This i...

April 10, 2018

There is something that we have all faced in our past, something that we may even be facing right now and it is definitely something that ALL of us will face in the future!

It’s something that has the potential to steal our dreams, our confidence, and our vision.


April 10, 2018

One of the first times I felt powerless was as a little girl, waiting for my mum to pick me up from school.

She had been delayed and I didn’t know where she was.

My eyes scanned the streets, thinking maybe the next car would be hers.

I only had eyes for our family’s light...

April 10, 2018

“Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever,” so speaks an American Indian proverb. God well knows the power of story. So when he rescued his chosen people from slavery in Egypt ready to bir...

March 26, 2018

Nehemiah Chapter 4 is a beautiful story of God rebuilding ruins. All the people of God had been gathered and they began to rebuild the walls around Jerusalem that had been laying in ruins – but they face some strong opposition to the rebuilding. This was not just a lit...

What kind of woman comes to mind when you think of a Holy, or a Godly woman?


I recently asked this question to several of my friends and these were some of first words they said, modest, pious, chaste, and passive.


When I asked myself this question I kind of imagin...

March 9, 2018

Here in Tanzania, when you become a Christian, you give up drinking alcohol. There’s little cultural distinction between drunkenness and social drinking or drinking in moderation, so becoming a Christian requires a wholesale rejection of alcohol. Meanwhile, many Austra...

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