Sunday, September 28, 2014

In what do we hope?

It's been rather a long time since I posted anything, and it seems like time I rectified that... so here goes.
Is the world moving closer to another world war? Current events being reported in the media are pretty harrowing. And, if the truth be told, rather fear inducing. It's as if there is nothing to contain or stop the death and destruction being carried out by a growing group of terrorists without a moral compass. World leaders are looking at ways to stop the progress of this group, and how best to help those groups suffering the most there in the Middle East. Not an easy task and one fraught with the danger of igniting a conflagration.
I don't have any magic words. My heart aches for those directly affected and I pray for God's mercy and provision for them. I pray too that God will grant wisdom beyond human ability as the leaders consider what to do.
It has prompted me to listen carefully to what God might be saying in all this, and especially for myself. The thing that stands out is that God is in control. And though the foundations of law and order have collapsed... God is still God and he rules from heaven. (Psalm 11:3-4). I can trust his unfailing love, no matter what. My hope is in him!
This world is not the be all and end all of everything. Our hope (my hope) is in the promises of God that he has given in the Scriptures.
Also posted at hope-today.org

Friday, August 02, 2013

Watch your thoughts

Hmmm... this came in my email and as it's an important thought I just have to share it with you:
"Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life." Proverbs 4:23 NCV 

Just as you don't let everybody who knocks on your door come in and make themselves at home, don't let every emotion that surfaces dictate the direction of your day or decide your responses. 

These readings are available at dailyreadings.net

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Something to think about...


We live in such a world today that it's hard to know whether today's truths are true at all because tomorrow it might have become a different truth. So much is relative to what people want to think is truth, and like the weather it changes all the time. This is confusing and confounding, and adds to our frustrations with life (whether we realise it or not).

However, Jesus spoke about truth; a truth that does not change on the whim of man or on how many believe it or on success or failures. The truth Jesus offers us is one that sets us free. It does not depend on what we think or believe but simply on who God is.

Jesus said:
"Then you will know the truth. And the truth will set you free." John 8:32

Truth is not determined by how many people believe it.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

My artwork on RedBubble

I now have some of my artwork available for sale on RedBubble. Take a tour:


If you like, then please consider buying. This would help this "struggling" artist no end!

Click to visit my portfolio.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Self-Control

“A person without self-control is as defenceless as a city with broken-down walls.” Proverbs 25:28
Lack of self-control makes us vulnerable to attack. We are more vulnerable to temptation, to doing or saying things we will regret, to being swayed by others’ opinions and pressures.
There is a difference between self-control and being in control. Self-control is a healthy discipline that helps us be mindful of what is appropriate behaviour and speech. Being in control is likely the result of a choice (or vow) arising from a wound (or some unpleasant or painful experience) that gives us the idea that we must control the circumstances of our lives where we had been wounded; and it’s likely that other areas of our lives may be totally out of control and undisciplined.
Something to think about…

Thursday, April 26, 2012

No matter the mess, God works for good!

“We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him. He appointed them to be saved in keeping with his purpose.” Romans 8:28 NIV

When it seems like the world’s gone mad, don’t forget “God existed before anything else… and He holds all creation together.” (Colossians 1:17 NLT). When worry whispers, “God doesn’t know what you need!”, remember God promised to “meet all your needs”. (Philippians 4:19 NIV)

[from a friend]
Enhanced by Zemanta

Saturday, April 21, 2012

What the locusts ate...

A thought from a friend:
“I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten….” Joel 2:25 NIV
For everything you’ve loved or lost, God has something else. For everything that’s been stolen from you, God has something else. The situation you are in right now is not the end of the story; God wants to write a new chapter. – He’s not through with you!