a b b a . . . f a t h e r

As I prepared myself emotionally to attend a father’s day online service this morning, I realise it’s one I could easily skip and no one would know. I usually skipped fathers day at church in the past. Too much of that “good dad” feels for someone whose dad didn’t fight for his own. I would […]

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p i e c e

What has shaped you? Which piece of the puzzle is God developing in you through this season? In this season have you stopped to reflect on what you have learned about your shape and how you are being wired? The experiences that we choose for us and those that we could never imagine or ever […]

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w r e c k e d

In the time I have worked in secondary education I have moved away from asking my students what do they want to do when they grow up or when they leave school. Instead the questions are centred around this one question. “What do you see in the world that hits your heart so intensely that […]

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s e e

I just want to speak the name of Jesus, over every heart and mind. Your name is power Your name is healing Your name is life Break every stronghold, shine through every shadow Burn like a fire As these words were sung in online church today, in the song, “I speak Jesus”, and as we […]

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n o i s e

Over the last 2 weeks online church has talked about finding your fit. What are your spiritual gifts? We all have been gifted spiritual gifts, they all look different, but how do you discover them? This image has been a hard one to make. It had been taped to the drafting desk for a week, […]

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e m p t y

In iso church today this image emerged. As we finish up on 1 Corinthians the letter from Paul leaves us with this. Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.1 Corinthians 16:13‭-‬14 NIV The strength we need for each day is something I don’t have on […]

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n o r m a l

What we call normal, God calls broken. ~Steven Furtick It’s now level 7 of Jumungy as the state I live in has more lockdowns due to COVID effecting people in the second wave. I wrote what follows at the start of the first wave lockdowns. It goes like this…. This morning when I couldn’t sleep […]

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c a l l e d

Today in iso Church this image, one of three, came to life. We are all people that God calls to do ministry. Not types of ministry based on gender, age, or cultural background, but ministry based on God’s call on our life. To suppress a person’s gift is to surpress the person. How are you […]

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h e a r t

1 Corinthians 13. LOVE…This week I lived the word’s that I try not to say. Busy. Just when I was about to tick one box, 3 more items would step in front. This was my week up until the last 2 classes Friday. And that was just work related things. As I sit in the […]

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g i f t

When Paul spoke to the Corinthians about spiritual gifts he was instructing and equipping them with the understanding of what a healthy body looks like and how it functions in all its variety of difference. That one part can’t do it all on its own, alone. We need each others God given giftings, each a […]

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b l o o d t i e s

Who are the people at your table? How we interact with people starts from the inside out. Blessed are the poor in Spirit for there’s is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5: 1. I once heard “poor in spirit” was about the more I walked with Jesus the more he reveals my deficits, my lack […]

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d e s t i n a t i o n

Church online today. Direction not intention determines our destination. We are not perfect, we struggle daily to do the things we should do that brings life to us and to others. I am encouraged to continue on the path moving forward, continuing to recognise and let go of things that cause me to stumble and […]

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t r a n s f o r m a t i o n

This morning as I started to work in the studio while iso church was streaming the message, the subject matter and art method and style is my focus again, but the end result is always unexpected. I see in pictures all the time. When I hear people talk, when I hear songs or sounds, when […]

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s t u m b l e

In church today this image emerged as I am challenged and reminded again that what I am ok with for me isn’t always the same for others. It also reminds me that what others are ok with can be my stumbling blocks. It prompts me to always want to know more about someone and to […]

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