Jesus’ words, grief, the environment, journaling and God’s rascal

Those five things don’t seem like they have much in common do they? Well, normally they wouldn’t, but today there is one thing that connects them all; they’re all books that I’ve recently read and would like to share with you. Of the 5 short reviews below 2 aren’t that positive, 2 are positive andContinue reading “Jesus’ words, grief, the environment, journaling and God’s rascal”

Devotions for different seasons…

Ever few months I receive a new devotional work that is published to help the Christian grow in their love for and knowledge of Jesus. Some devotions are written for particular times of the year, like Advent or Easter, whilst others are general studies that you can undertake at any point. I’d like to introduceContinue reading “Devotions for different seasons…”

It’s that time of the year (nearly)…

As a book reviewer, Christmas is a confusing time of the year, mostly because I start reading Christmas books normally in September. Each year publishers produce different Christmas books to help you think about Christmas. Some books are designed to give away to non-Christian friends and family, others are to help you over advent reflectContinue reading “It’s that time of the year (nearly)…”

Be Still and Be Certain

It feels like just yesterday that I was wiring reviews for Easter books in 2021, but somehow it’s that time of year again. Finding new and good material for you devotional life at Easter isn’t always easy. Many Easter devotionals just cover the same ground and don’t necessarily bring anything new. But, I am excitedContinue reading “Be Still and Be Certain”

Insecurities, shame, regret and why we hide

We all have things we regret in life. Most of us, if not all of us, have probably done something that causes us to feel guilty and ashamed. We’ve done things that we try to cover up. We don’t want people to see the ‘real me’ so we run, we hide and we shut ourselvesContinue reading “Insecurities, shame, regret and why we hide”

Suffering, Theology, God and Truth

There are just so many books out there, I could spend all of my days reading and writing reviews and there still wouldn’t be enough time. Here are a few shorter recommendations for you of books that I think can be useful for you, my dear readers. I’ve even been nice and put them inContinue reading “Suffering, Theology, God and Truth”

Teach Them Young

It’s important for children to learn eternal truths that will carry them through the ups and downs of life from the beginning. Children need to be taught the hope of the gospel and the difference that Jesus makes in a persons’ life. This means teaching them the Bible, sound theology and teaching them about peopleContinue reading “Teach Them Young”

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Christmas is just around the corner. I know, I know, it is still October. However, in the blink of an eye we’ll be buying a Christmas tree and preparing to gather with people to sing some carols and celebrate the birth of Jesus. But it’s easy to get caught up in the presents, the food,Continue reading “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…”

Understanding Esther, 1 Corinthians and James

One of my great privileges as a pastor is to preach from God’s Word. I spend a lot of time in God’s Word as I prepare sermons, write Bible studies, disciple people and go on pastoral visits, etc. Spending time in the Bible is a precious gift that every Christian should enjoy. And as weContinue reading “Understanding Esther, 1 Corinthians and James”

I’m Praying for You

We all know that familiar saying “I’m praying for you”. Walk through church halls and you’ll hear it a lot. It’s shows up at the end of text messages, and in cards that come through the post. But how much does it really happen? It’s an easy phrase to roll off the tip of theContinue reading “I’m Praying for You”