As I reflected over the Easter period, I was struck by two different perspectives of the well-known Easter narrative. Each describe a test of faith, and each have relevance in our own faith journeys two millennia later. The first, is that of Jesus Christ, Himself. A.W. Tozer said, “True obedience is the refusal to compromise […]Read More A Tale of Two Tests
A few months ago I celebrated my 32nd birthday. My parents made their first trip to visit me in Germany and we enjoyed traditional German food and plenty of sight-seeing around the province of Hessen. As messages of congratulations flew in from friends all over the world, I noted the occasional hint of awkwardness or […]Read More The Worst Kept Secret
In J.R.R. Tolkein’s tale, The Hobbit, a company of dwarves led by Thorin, the heir to the throne, embark on a quest to reclaim their home in the vast caves of the Lonely Mountain. Now housing a greedy dragon, the dwarves have little hope of re-entering the mountain and defeating the dragon unless they enter […]Read More The Hidden Door
In church, we are currently journeying through the book of Philippians together, considering, last week, Christ’s example of humility (Philippians 2:1-11). As part of his introduction, the Pastor quoted C.S. Lewis: “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” It was not the first time I had heard or read that quote. […]Read More Humility: Redefined.
I returned from New York City in December 2014, just days before Christmas, having completed a four-month internship programme with Metro World Child. I arrived back in my home city with little idea of what would happen next; having felt that the season I was in was not yet over. Having been asked to be […]Read More The Catalyst for Answered Prayer
A few weeks ago I was asked to share a testimony at church. The opportunity thrilled me and I was grateful to have the chance to share a little of my heart with my new church family. But then I hesitated, as I carefully typed my reply to my pastor… “Sure. In English or German?” […]Read More Do It Anyway
I recently read a social media post from Paul Scanlon that resonated with me as I reflected back on my time in Germany so far. It read: “Q) How do you attract divine guidance? A) Movement. The biggest thing I’ve learned about divine guidance in over 45 years of walking with God is that: GOD […]Read More Building Momentum
I recently returned from a 3-week trip back to Scotland to visit my family & friends. It was a fantastic time to reconnect with people, make memories, and share with them all that God has worked in me and through me in my time in Germany so far. But what struck me the most was […]Read More The ‘I Don’t Know’ Taboo
“But how do I know it’s God?” I’ve been asked this question over and over again the last few months; friends, acquaintances in church, family members, even social media connections from the other side of the world, all want to know the same thing: how do we know we are being led by God? So […]Read More How Do I Know It’s God?