• Culture,  Faith

    A Million Dreams…Of The World God’s Gonna Make

    Reading Time: 4 minutes A million dreams of a world You’re gonna make… I close my eyes and I can see a world that’s waiting for me… Through the dark, through the door, through where no one’s been before… But it feels like home. The music for The Greatest Showman was simply incredible, carrying messages of hope and identity and belonging that the world just needed to hear. In particular, the song A Million Dreams has always tugged at my heartstrings, because it talks about dreaming of a better world. And God is the giver – and fulfiller of dreams. There are many instances in the Bible where God spoke…

  • Faith,  Long Reads

    The Devil Has No Advocate In Heaven

    Reading Time: 8 minutes I watched a TV show recently about a highly ambitious man in the legal field.  The man, let’s call him Mike, worked in the District Attorney’s Office, which is supposed champion justice and uphold the highest laws of the land. In pursuit of his blind ambition, Mike begin to call in favors and got on the radar of some very dangerous people. He ended up endangering his family – his wife and his daughter. I enjoy watching mysteries, crime dramas and serials, so this was totally up my alley. What really fascinated me though, was Mike’s response to his wife’s attempts to fix their problems.  Their…

  • Faith,  Long Reads

    Walk In The Light, Don’t Fear The Dark

    Reading Time: 9 minutes As a child, I was deathly afraid of the dark. I grew up in what were known as “high-density suburbs”, home to the predominantly not-so-affluent, lower-middle working-class community. One feature of the homes in this area were the bathrooms that were located outdoors. Depending on the layout, the bathroom could be near or far, accessible either by a connecting door next to the main entrance or in a completely separate outhouse building. This meant that when you needed to go, it was an adventure —and not always the thrilling kind! Lights Out Blackout I was about ten when we lived into one such house with a separate…

  • Faith,  Long Reads

    Seek First To Serve: You’ll Always Have The Poor

    Reading Time: 7 minutes “For you always have the poor with you; but you do not always have Me.” Matt 26:11 NASB. While He was visiting Simon the leper, an unnamed woman came and poured out an expensive perfume on His head. Jesus declared that this woman would forever be part of His story, as she had prepared his body for burial. Her anointing was prophetic, pointing to his identity as Messiah, Christ the Anointed One. Interestingly, this is the only time Jesus is anointed in the book of Matthew. The disciples were outraged – Judas in particular. “For this perfume might have been sold for a high price and the…