Has anyone ever read you a message without announcing who sent it?
Then when they get to the end and tell you, the first thing you want to do is read the message again, because now you know who it is coming from, the words mean something totally different.
This happened to me recently while reading my Bible. Continue reading
That’s the noise my phone makes every morning at 5am as the alarm begins it important work of extracting me from bed.
I don’t like it… At all.
So why do it?
Some may think it is because I need to get to work, but that is not it. After all, I work from home.
The real reason I do it is Continue reading
As you arch over a chess board in silence, and your opponent makes a crushing move, your gameplay changes dramatically. You must now react, and that gives your opponent the advantage. By putting you into a defensive mode he is safe from attack.
It is the same in life, church, occupation, family, friends when we become reactive rather than proactive, we settle for less than the best.
Jesus was proactive.
He took the lead, never deviating from His mission.
He preached, taught, healed, worked, loved, lived and died on His own terms, and He was (and is) Continue reading
Even though he never argued with anyone, Jesus is the greatest defender of the faith to walk the earth.
No matter how tricky the situation, with only a few words he was always able to send the would-be adversary away speechless.
Today I want to share one of these times with you. Continue reading
During the time of Passover, the Israelites were supposed to rid themselves and their houses of anything containing leaven, this is because leaven was symbolic of sin and Passover was symbolic of their deliverance from sin.
This is what makes the story of Jesus driving the money changers out of the temple so interesting. He cleanses the temple of the sinful practices going on within it.
This story can be found in all four gospels, but the one I was reading this morning is John 2:13-22.
Here we see Jesus in an unusual state, Continue reading
At the beginning of Jesus’ ministry you find him selecting his disciples, today I was reading about Nathanael specifically and I noticed some lessons that I think we would do well to consider.
The story is found in John 1:43-51, but if you don’t have time to look it up, don’t worry I’ll give you an overview. Continue reading
Have you ever felt like the odds are stacked against you?
I think we have all been there at some point.
Today I simply want to encourage you to never entertain the idea of being forsaken. Because, believe it or not, if you cast yourself upon the Saviour, no matter how dark the circumstances, for every agent of satan seeking your ruin there are two unfallen, Holy Angels who are on your side, Continue reading
Yeah. You read that right.
I got married. Hitched. Wedded. Joined in marriage. United in wedlock. Spliced.
Whatever you want to call it…
And it was fantastic! I am very blessed to have a wife like Sarah. It has been just over nine excellent months since our wedding, and I am only just now getting back to my blog to give you all the news.
We got married back on the 8th of December 2013 amongst a group of our dearest friends and family.
Here are a couple more photos for you to enjoy…
Firstly, the Bridal party
and secondly, the family shot…
And as if that wasn’t enough good news for one post, I have one more item (no, its not a baby announcement) It has been a long time since there were any kind of regular posts on this blog, I am hoping to change that by returning to a more regular blogging habit.
I look forward to seeing you all here for a mix of photography, life lessons, Bible discoveries and more!
As I was reading the word today I came across this passage… It made me long to be of a different spirit; Just like Caleb was…
It is challenging when we think of what that really means. When we look at the life of Caleb, we see a man who lived by faith and not by sight, he saw the world around him as God saw it, then acted as God would act.
Let us all strive to be the Caleb’s of this generation. Who knows if we might see the real promised land without seeing death!
Here is my annual report! courtesy of the fine folks at WordPress… it is interesting to see it all, but quite dismal overall as far as traffic goes, I would like to say “2013 will be better, I’ll post more and get into it properly again” but that would be a lie, the truth of the matter is… I probably wont.
There are two reasons for this… one being my new Web Design business, Farbox Creative which is taking large chunks of my time (there will be an industry blog over there too) but the main reason I doubt I will be finding the time is the fact that on the 31-12-2012 I got engaged to a truly amazing woman(Seen here:bottom-right), and so there is a truck-load of planning to be done which may preclude me from reviving this blog fully.
So! I wish you all a blessed and safe 2013 and hope to post at least occasionally
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.
Click here to see the complete report.