Is Encouragement Important in Friendship?

Friendships are formed when we are willing to give our time and attention to another person and encouragement is all about giving! It is a gift that we can develop to help build relationships, in our churches, workplace, and social groups. Are we prepared to reach out and make others welcome?

A Place of No Restrictions

A Place of No Restrictions – For many people there is a feeling of freedom when you are out in the wide-open spaces of this beautiful planet. But there is also a place of no restrictions, that has nothing to do with the literal wide-open space….

See Possibilities

Aksah, to me, is an inspirational woman who had the vision, and motivation, to fulfill her potential. Who, you might say? She appears in only a couple of verses of scripture¹, but her voice is still there, speaking out to us today. She was a child of the wilderness, born during Israel’s exodus from Egypt.Continue reading “See Possibilities”

Follow the Footsteps

The Right Path As I was out walking today, I was reflecting on the painted footprints on the pavement (or sidewalk). In our town last year three of the small primary schools (for children age 4-11) closed. Instead one big new purpose-built school opened, to bring all those pupils and resources together in the oneContinue reading “Follow the Footsteps”

Bird song and other Inspiration

There is so much bird song at the moment. I wake early every morning and listen to a unique choir, singing a new endless arrangement. They do not think about it, they are not inhibited. Birds do not hold back, worrying about what other birds might think. It is the season for singing, and soContinue reading “Bird song and other Inspiration”

Enlarge!

Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes. Isaiah 54:2 There are possibilities for growth for each one of us, where we are now within our own domain. Sometimes God asks us to stretch ourselves, to see that he has more availableContinue reading “Enlarge!”