Friday, July 8, 2011

I hurt too

I continue to search for the treasures in this darkness.
Relationship is a treasure. I'm grateful for the people willing to wade into the darkness with me. I am blessed that they hurt with me and that I can hurt with them too... this is grace.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The truth about darkness

A couple of weeks ago I walked off a cliff, into darkness.... I had no idea it was coming. But it is a darkness I know well. A darkness I thought I had defeated.

There are things I’ve learnt about the darkness....

In the darkness it is hard to tell a truth from a lie.
Yet somehow a voice* makes its way through the haze today.
“You do not belong to the darkness. The darkness is only passing."
In a moment of clarity, I know I have a choice.

I can believe a lie.
I can believe the truth....
I do not belong to the darkness.

“....its truth is seen in him and in you, because the darkness is passing and the true light is already shining.” 1 John 2:8 TNIV
“You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.” 1 Thessalonians 5:5 TNIV

*much thanks to Mars Hill Bible Church’s Podcast and Rob Bell’s message from 29/5

Friday, July 1, 2011

Celebrities and band-aid solutions

I recently wrote a blog called "Celebrities and band-aid solutions" (on my professional blog) about how 'funky' poverty alleviation has become... unfortunately, the reality is that sometimes we can do more harm than good when we 'help' those in poverty. Check it out!

Celebrities and band-aid solutions