31st March, 2019 - Laying Down Busyness, Embracing Purpose

“Embracing purpose doesn’t mean abandoning the reality and chaos of this world but engaging in it more deeply through life giving action. This is the way of Jesus.” 

“Life is full and this is life. A purposeful life does not equal a life that is not without action or a withdrawal from the reality of this world. A purposeful life is being connected to new our identity and staying in step with what we are created for. This is what being a disciple or apprentice of Jesus is. “ - Lyndal Sherwin

24th February, 2019 - Light in our Family

“It is life changing when church becomes what it is supposed to be. Church so easily becomes about the bits and the pieces, our style, our songs, where the chairs are set up, whether the sermons are any good, whether the service meets my needs, whether there are things for me to get involved in…

But the Bible doesn’t at all talk about church like that. The church is a family to which we belong. A family that we’ve been adopted into. A family that embraces and enfolds everyone. A family that navigates the messiness of life together because Jesus is in their midst.” - Ainsley Freeman


The way God’s light overcomes the darkness is punctuated and fulfilled by Jesus stepping into the world, but it is emphatically demonstrated by God’s persistent engagement and grace with humanity over the course of history. He is the one who has never let go. Not in the beginning, not throughout his covenant with Israel, not after the resurrection, not today, and he won’t let go tomorrow.

The darkness has not overcome the light because the light is ever present.