stewardship

A while ago I came to the conclusion that the meaning of life is service. It’s not about what you have, or will ever have; it’s what you’re willing to give that counts. Your focus shouldn’t be on accumulating things, but rather being faithful with what you have and using it to glorify God to the best of your ability. 

Growing Young is the paradoxical title of a book by Kara Powell, Jake Mulder, and Brad Griffin. Young people leave church for a variety of reasons and the void that is left means that the church is, in essence, growing old. The book focuses on six essential strategies to aid youth retention, thus enabling churches […]

February 28, 2020

Grace

Although giving generally has good connotations, an experience last year reminded me that it’s possible to give selfishly. There’s a big difference between giving what you want versus what the other person needs. She needed friendship and quality time, but I convinced myself that money and occasional phone calls would suffice as they were other […]

January 17, 2020

Grace

As I prepared to start university, I had a brainwave about how I could share my faith. What was it, you ask? Religious t-shirts! I bought several ‘stylish’ t-shirts with overtly religious messages along the lines of: ‘God First Bro’,  ‘Drop Psalms Not Bombs’, and ‘S.W.A.G. = Saved With Amazing Grace.’ I had no intentions […]

August 16, 2019

Grace

As my time in Indonesia draws to a close, I’ve had to start making arrangements for my return. Top of the list is the arduous task of finding a job. For me, the primary reason was so I have the means to pay for the endless bills and expenses which accompany adult life. Whilst it’s […]

May 17, 2019

Grace

Last year I met, Mikey, my favourite homeless guy ever! I genuinely loved stopping for a chat at lunch or after work, and I was devastated when he was no longer around. Although I bought meals for him and gave him money for temporary accommodation, my interactions with him never felt onerous. He was an […]

April 19, 2019

Grace

Earlier this year, one of my friendships turned sour and we parted company on bad terms. In the aftermath, I couldn’t stop thinking about what I could have done to preserve the friendship. Her ‘concluding remarks’ were rather disconcerting because despite repeated clarification of my intentions, she had grossly misconstrued my actions. If you were […]

March 29, 2019

Grace

I came across the verse below for the first time at a prayer retreat last year. Although arriving late meant that I missed the majority of the context in which it was used, the text itself spoke volumes. “The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing; but the soul of the diligent shall […]

January 25, 2019

Grace

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