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Nesting: Certainty or Faith

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encouragement / inspiration / mentalhealth / peace / Uncategorized

“Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence” Eph 3:12 NLT The message I find myself carrying through from last nights message, is one of being willing to act upon what are often challenging personal calls from God. Of actually responding to his calls;  about who I am, and who other people are. For me, maybe that’s to love. Period. Maybe that’s to be brave. […]

What nourishes your heart?

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“Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it because you’ve made that your goal. True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts.” – Brene Brown. What nourishes your heart? What would come if it were solely the God who created us? What if it were the divine God of *love* (not […]

Making space for joy.

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“…None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the Word of Christ—the Message—have the run of the house. Give it plenty of room in your lives.” Col 3:15-17MSG. This morning, giving thankfulness a little space meant pausing for long enough to take note of the colours standing before me on what felt to be a very ordinary, and somewhat weary Tuesday. Taking notice of what simple things you appreciate […]

Here.

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Here. Where it’s all happening. Quietly. The people, The places. Sometimes the here isn’t as we had hoped. Sometimes it’s beyond what we had hoped. But. Here is all we’ve got. Life has a way … of only happening here, Anywhere else holds a little element of… illusion, At least partially. Not that we shouldn’t dream, We were made to dream, and imagine, For this is what creates Beauty and movement in all the here’s […]

Power enough to step.

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hope / light / newyear / peace / Poetry / Uncategorized

Faith and fear. They both have exquisite imaginations. The ability to dream up powerful outcomes for any given moment. Fear dreams up potential dangers that may lurk unseen in the dark; Faith dreams the future in a quite beautiful, rose tinted light; possibility. And every day, Every moment, gives us the opportunity to exercise one, or the other. Both valuable in their own right. Fear in its essence, is protection from danger. Faith is courage, […]

Four months.

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inspirational / life / peace

Oh. Auckland you are growing on me lots and lots and heaps and heaps. I forgot something kinda important when I shifted. I forgot. Good things really do take. time. It’s not just a said thing. Time. No circle of friends is formed instantly. No network is big to start. No large community happened at the click of a finger. No friend loved with a real depth – before you got to walk through a […]