From before all time began His grace was there waiting for us, because the cross was there waiting for Him. Waiting for the Creator of the Universe to die for the creatures He created. He became our ransom so He could then become our peace.
Lock-Down Hot Crossed Buns Fill your home with the comforting smell of home baked goodness with traditional Hot Crossed Buns. I’m sharing with you our family recipe which comes with a twist of Jamaican-Australian spice. Enjoy! This recipe can be download as a PDF right here: Hot Crossed Buns What You Need… The... Continue Reading →
Covenant faithfulness means that the God of all the spinning universe ties Himself to the fate of faulty human beings, binds Himself to the broken beating hearts of humankind, and in so doing, nails Himself to a cross. This is who He is.
'This well is deep', the one to quench the thirst of cells, but not deep enough though to quench the thirst of a soul. Thirst has no boundaries, social or cultural. We all thirst. Our cells thirst for the water that floods them, restores them, renews their life. And our souls thirst too for a deeper water, hydration in a deeper place, from a deeper source, a spring deeper than deep space, vaster than a universe of light.
We all know that feeling, the dawning realisation that so many of our choices thoughts and actions are coloured by our past, tinted by a life lived in the muddy reality of human relationship, human brokenness. Human inhumanity...
Chapter 12 With. ‘“Because the patriarchs were jealous of Joseph, they sold him as a slave into Egypt. But God was with him …’ Acts 7:9-10 '“The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).' Matthew 1:23 'Out of the depths I... Continue Reading →
Chapter 9 Babel ‘Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.’ E.F. Schumacher ‘All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favour to... Continue Reading →
Chapter 8 Broken Light 'Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the highest mountains, your justice like the great deep. You, Lord, preserve both people and animals. How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! People take refuge in the shadow of your wings... ...For... Continue Reading →
Chapter Two Loved. 'Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.' 1 John 4:8 ‘We love because he first loved us’ 1 John 4:19 'love one another as I have loved you' John 13:34 Read: Genesis 1:26-28 and 2:18-24 Some sickness is easy to diagnose, like blotches on skin or a... Continue Reading →
Epilogue The Road Home 'Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.' Psalm 119:18 Read Luke 24:13-35 There are roads sometimes that go nowhere, nowhere but away, nowhere but far from all we want to leave behind us, far from all we fear and cannot face. Wandering roads, retreating roads, roads... Continue Reading →
Prologue Beginning Read Genesis 1:1-27 and John 1:1-12 Crosses piped on hot crossed buns, flurries of flour every where, globs of dough sliding down fingers and splattering onto the bench. We’ve done this every year for a while now. These annual traditions grounding us, giving us markers in our calendars and comfortable assumptions in... Continue Reading →