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The Kings Scepter

For many months I have questioned God, not found his closeness and have felt lost. Years of rejection has resulted in isolation. I have felt so lonely and struggled. If I have looked beyond myself to my family, my neighbours, … Continue reading

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Hear His Voice, Know Him, and Experience His Love

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.  I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and … Continue reading

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Sowing life in the midst of death

I don’t know when it happened. I guess slowly, very slowly. As a sourdough baker I know that the process of proofing the whole dough takes time. If you watch the dough rise, you will quickly get bored. The process … Continue reading

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From Barrenness to Singing

When we arrived in Penrith, New South Wales (NSW) (Outer Sydney Metropolitan area) nearly five years ago none of us knew what to expect. We had left everything behind, most of what we had was thrown out, given away and … Continue reading

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The Resurrected Jesus

To many Christians Easter is an important time of the year.  I didn’t grow up in a traditional church and as result don’t celebrate Easter according to historical tradition, however the death and resurrection of Jesus still has significance to me. No … Continue reading

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Living in God’s mercy and grace

Living in reality has always been a struggle for me. I have a vivid imagination. In my childhood this meant I could happily play alone for hours.  It also had a downside. Any scary graphic image that I saw or … Continue reading

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Living God’s abundant life

  It was early in my counselling experience, pre-diagnosis. The session started like most sessions, with prayer seeking Jesus for His direction on the session. I was not disappointed. God took me to a place where I could hear a … Continue reading

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Living in God’s favour

What I am about to write is challenging and has been birthed out of the struggle I have experienced over the last 6-9 months. These last months have been a time of stripping. Stripping away my own self-reliance and pride. It … Continue reading

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The challenge of faith

A lot has happened over the last four or so months, things that I have relied on have been stripped away.  I have been shaken to my core in my close relationships.  One night I was emotionally broken and crying … Continue reading

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The struggle for value

My own personal sense of worth and value is something that I have struggled with for many years.  Recently God asked me to give Him my grief.  As I did this, I realised that there was a consistent theme of … Continue reading

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