5 minutes with Eileen ...

Tell us a little about yourself Hey everyone! I'm a wife and mother to 3 daughters (all 3 under the age of 4!) and this takes up the majority of my day. Sometimes it takes up ALL my day. I'm a qualified drama and dance teacher who taught herself photography whilst still at university. Water is my drynk of choice with chai lattes a close second. I love sunshine, cats and sidewalk chalk. My favourite thing to do through photography is to show people how beautiful they are and the world they live in. What's your favourite bible passage & why? I can't ever go past Joshua 1v9 Have not I commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherev

Hebrew Midwives

Imagine you are a Hebrew midwife in Exodus 1. The king of Egypt tells you that every time you deliver a baby boy, you are to kill him. You know this is because he is fearful that these boys will grow to be Israelite men who will overthrow the harsh slavery he has inflicted on their people. But you fear God, not the king of Egypt. You know that all life comes from Him and is His alone to give and take away, and so you disobey the king of Egypt, and you make excuses to him when he calls you to account. But you are up against the king of Egypt, the ruler of the world’s great superpower. And he makes a decree, not just to you this time, but to all his people, that at birth every Hebrew boy is to

Why forgiveness is not a formula

I’ve never been good with equations or formulas – and I’m not just talking about the mathematical variety. I’m thinking more about those formulas you find in some Christian books whereby, if you read out a series of steps towards ‘freedom in Christ’ or ‘freedom from addiction’ and so on, you will have a good chance of experiencing lasting change. Don’t get me wrong – some of the formulaic prayers I’ve prayed have been powerful, and the Holy Spirit has ministered to me as I’ve read through prayers by Neil Anderson and John Eldredge and other Christian writers who believe in the power of words. After all, most of the time they’re simply borrowing from Scripture, and we know that the words of t

5 minutes with Marcelle

Tell us a little about you... I am a mother of 3 teenagers who love the Lord. My favourite things are mission, nutrition and hospitality. What's your favourite bible passage and why? My favourite bible passage is Psalm 37v4 which was a verse that Sir Marcus Loane shared with me when I was a young shop assistant. He asked me a lot of questions, including whether or not I was a Christian and I ended up as a sermon illustration at KEC in 1993 and that was one of the things that confirmed to my husband that I was the one for him. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. How do you keep your eyes on Jesus? God keeps shaking me up, so I have no choice but to

In God my Refuge and Strength

The moment that you accept that anxiety is a real issue in your life is a big step in managing anxiety. Earlier this year as I sought to accept this in myself I became significantly more anxious. In the past when I had periods of anxiety I had always ignored and minimised the anxiety as much as possible due to linking it with a specific cause or situation. But at the beginning of this year I was no longer able to recognise a specific reason for the anxiety and it was impacting me more and more. However, the idea that I was unable to manage this on my own was increasingly overwhelming. Probably because seeking help in our society is often associated with weakness and in Christian circles can

5 minutes with Cyndie ...

Tell us a little about yourself We moved to Windsor just over 12 months ago and live in a little cottage on a quiet lane, near the middle of town. The trees are spectacular and I love sitting on our deck, taking in the view and thanking God for His amazing blessings. My amazing husband, Greg, and I have been married for 34 years and we share 4 children and 9 grandchildren. What's your favourite bible verse and why? One of my favourite Bible verses is Psalm 46:10 "Be still and know that I am God..." The assurance and gentleness of God's care for us and His willingness to take our struggles, always encourages me. I'm currently summarising a Beth Moore Bible study called "A Woman's Heart

Who are You?

I’ve faced many different seasons in my life and found myself countless times asking God “Who are you in this season?”. My heart is to share with you who I have found God to be in various seasons and I pray that you will see His heart for you in the season you may be facing. 1. In the BROKENNESS // You are WHOLENESS Have you ever broken a vase and then tried to glue all the broken pieces back together again? If you have you would know what an impossible task that feels like! Sometimes we can feel like that broken vase, shattered and left wondering if we will ever be whole again. As we give up the striving and simply lay our brokenness before God, He becomes our wholeness. “God made my li

5 minutes with Linda

Tell us a little about yourself I've been on this earth for half a century and have been blessed with a fabulous husband and two sons that I'm immensely proud of. I own a business, publish a magazine and have a passion for learning and relationships. What's your favourite bible passage & why? 1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. It reminds us of how special we are to God. It also brings great responsibility. Not the least of which is to ensure we recognize and use our God given gifts to serve others to the best of our ability. How d


My chosen form of fitness is doing aerobics, but when I’m short on time I do High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). You do 20 seconds of a hard exercise (say plyometric lunges, or jump squats) flat out as hard as you can, then rest for 10 seconds and start again. They say just 4 minutes of this can be more beneficial than a stack of cardio, which is good, because I’ve never made it past 10 minutes without my lungs bursting and my legs burning. It’s intense! The ‘rests’ are really just recovery, and not much of it before you have to go again. I think this is how we tend to think of rest more generally in life, as a bit of downtime to gear up for the next thing. But Deuteronomy 5 gives us a

5 minutes with Elisa ...

Tell us a little about yourself.. I am a wife, a mama to 3 little guys aged 7, 5 1/5 and almost 4 and the owner of Little Soles Collective. I was born in Melbourne but have lived all over Victoria during my childhood and teenage years. We presently reside in Central Victoria where we are are slowly but surely doing up little old weatherboard house and planning our first family trip overseas for 2018. What's your favourite bible passage & why? I usually have one in particular bible verse that speaks to the current season of life I am in and this becomes my favourite for the duration of that time. This year I have been reading and thinking on Proverbs. I adore the wealth of wisdom to be found

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