The One Who Is Comfort — God the Spirit

By November 21, 2019 Blog

It’s the last in our series on the Trinity.  And to round it off, here’s a wonderful guest post from Glen… “Remember guys,” said the youth leader, with wide-eyed, hyper-Haribo, youth-leader enthusiasm, “the Spirit is NOT an it. It’s a He!” The lesson the youth leader wanted to teach is the lesson he needed to learn. He knew that the personhood of the Spirit was important. Technically. But that didn’t change the way he related to the Spirit. He knew he should call …Read More

Running On Empty – and Spirit-Filled

By September 19, 2019 Blog

How do you know when the Holy Spirit is working in your life? you have incredible dreams and visions you’ve given up on all your old sins and are temptation-free.  Things you’ve wrestled with in the past are completely resolved you know you’re exactly where God wants you to be and doing precisely what he wants you to do you’ve never felt closer to God others look to you as an example of faith and strength. you go to a …Read More

Wrongful Conviction

By January 25, 2016 Blog

The accuser versus the Comforter;   One condemns, the other convicts. One paralyses, the other empowers. One leads to self-hatred, the other to Jesus. One is soft and cruel, the other is gentle but firm. One says look to yourself, the other says look to Him. One says “you can’t make it better – so give up and despair.” The other says “you can’t make it better – and this is your hope.” One says “everything is bad and you cannot escape.” The other …Read More

Something to Celebrate

By June 8, 2014 Blog

Today is Pentecost Which means that though Jesus is seated at the right hand of His Father He is also with us. It means that : though you may have been hurt now you are comforted though you may have been rejected now you are loved though you may be weak and sinful and messed-up in Him you are strong and forgiven and utterly blameless you are helped in your weakness you are reminded you belong though you might not …Read More

Must…learn..Control..

By February 15, 2011 Blog

Self-control is a concept I’ve grown to hate.  Mainly because for most of my life, it’s been my Master.  And not a kind one either.  A slave driver, urging and chastising, inciting me to ever-increasing heights of proud performance and nadirs of self-contempt. I’ve spoken in the past about how anorexia for me anyway, was all about exercising control.  Even when the rest of life seemed overwhelming and confused, my body was a safe sphere I could dominate, shape, carve …Read More