Religion’s Weight

So many people saying prayers, creeds, “praise Hims” and “Hallelujahs” without any (or at least maybe a strained) actual heart connection with the Person they’re proclaiming those things about. Their relationship with God either doesn’t exist, or it exists, but it’s stuck, because...

It Only Takes One

Living in a small country town has had it’s benefits—especially during CoVid. Even though I live alone, I have been grateful for much: the obvious and the not-so-obvious...

No More Religion

Religion is a horrible ambassador for the character and qualities of the person of Jesus. Anyone who has truly encountered the love of Jesus cannot reject or deny Him without some kind of internal struggle, duress or distraction, because (as with any relationship) there is usually grief directly proceeding a breakup...

Between the Second and Third Heavens

I suppose it would be easy
For this universe and the next
To collapse in on themselves—
Whether through fatigue or choice—
In response to the chaotic airwaves currently
Having their say,
Their way,
Their complete disregard for Who Jesus is,
Where He stands,
And what He wants...

An Open Door

I woke to the sound of my flatmate leaving for work. I heard what I thought were his footsteps walking down the hallway, his keys jangling at the front door as he unlocked it, the chain falling as he unlatched it, and then the squeal of the front door as it opened...

You Will Have What Your Faith Expects

If you’re a believer and you’re fighting battles through particular religious filters and with your own intellect, then Jesus says, “you will have what your faith expects!” (Matt 9:29). In this case, heated discourse and circular debates will likely be one outcome of many...

Our Common Enemy

A Referee takes a piece of chalk and draws a line across the pavement. She writes "right" on the east side of the line, and "left" on the west side, before beckoning two people from the gathering crowd to come and stand on opposing sides of the line...

The Blood of Jesus

When I was about three years of age, my mum had just finished doing a kids bible study with me and she left the room. I was sitting on the edge of my bed when I looked up and saw Jesus nailed to the cross. I wasn’t scared or traumatised—even though...

Who, What, Why, Where, When and How?

Possibly the most powerful words of our time are, “who, what, why, where, when and how?” These words belong to questions. There are now many global narratives that are missing the fundamental questions that these words belong to

Lights in the Darkness

Roughly two weeks ago, I entered into a vision. The vision began in the daytime, but as I stood and watched, the day quickly turned to dusk. Then suddenly, as if a global light switch was flicked off, everything turned to complete darkness. It was...

Are You Willing to Catch the Updraft?

The flames of truth and love flicker and flare in the eyes of our King. There is no mistaking or misreading His intentions. He is not at all subtle (which I am entirely grateful for because I am so very literal), and He is purposeful in His pursuit. Why? because it is His desire that no one would perish... "for God so loved the world" (John 3:16). In our King's Throne Room, there is never-ending thunder and lightning. They declare His presence. His dominion. His holiness. And the sound of His voice is carried with clarity and authority above it all—it is stunning in the Throne Room of our King.

Modern-Day Slavery

People keep saying that slavery doesn’t exist today. It does. Human trafficking (aka modern-day slavery) is happening right now. This very minute. The Human Rights First website states that “according to a September 2017 report from the International Labor Organization (ILO) and Walk Free Foundation, an estimated 24.9 million victims

Encouragement From a Kookaburra

Yesterday while I was out and about, I came to the realisation that the atmosphere felt angry. It was oppressive and unkind, and it felt to me like creation was reeling from the effects of that anger. If I could put creation's response into words, I would say...

Fire, Gnarled Fists and Fury

My heart is hidden behind shaded eyes, But if you look—really look, You will find that At this moment, It is speaking to you. Take it or leave it— It will be here either way; Beating, Breathing oxygen, and

Back to Childlikeness

“Learn this well: Unless you dramatically change your way of thinking and become teachable, and learn about heaven’s kingdom realm with the wide-eyed wonder of a child, you will never be able to enter in. Whoever continually humbles himself to become like this gentle child is the greatest one in heaven’s kingdom realm." Matthew 18:3-4

All Eyes On Me

Earlier this year, on two separate occasions of worship whilst at home, I felt the presence of God so strongly in my room that I opened my eyes to find none other than Jesus standing there—very close. He had positioned His face in front of mine

An Open Letter

Re: Freedom of Information Dear Facebook, Google, and YouTube:  After observing your growing take-down of information over recent months, I would encourage you to have a re-read of your first amendment and take stock of the rights written therein.  Americans have a right to listen to dissenting voices because America is supposed to be a … Continue reading An Open Letter