Civil Disobedience

All real power belongs to God. And He chooses to use it in very different ways to human beings. Real change in this world is brought about not by might and strength. Real change comes by small people who’s hearts are beating in time with God’s, stepping out courageously with Him into the dark, armed only with the conviction that giants will fall before them because God and them are strong.

Visions

Forgiveness is a battle cry into the expansive whirling universe soundlessly shouting, ‘there is a bigger story, a bigger reality than all my aching anguish, a larger will at work than the perpetrators of all my pain, a stronger heartbeat than my beaten human heart. There is a God of love. With me. So, even in the dark, tomorrow is always new and I am always free!’

Dreams

In this world there will be trouble, and pain and dark threads knotting and tearing. But there will also always be God; God with us, re-weaving and redeeming. 

Three Weeks in and it’s Time to Put Your Feet Up!

Hello Long Walkers! How are you? Well it's about time to put your feet up and take a break, because you've earned it! Three weeks of walking. Wow! And what an eventful journey this last week has been!  We’ve left poor Joseph hanging, so we’ll get back to where he’s at early next week. After... Continue Reading →

The Reverse Easter Egg Hunt!

This may just become one of your favourite new family Easter traditions.

Nightmares

Hate may look strong and successful in the short term. But it never wins in the long run of things. Malice may win some battles, but it’s love who wins the war. Eventually. Always. Because God is on His throne, even when all we can see is the dark. 

Wrestle

Only God can bless us, lead us and release us from the scripting cords strangling our lives into the chords of the song planted deep in our hearts, our Imago Dei song-lines breathed into us before time was written down. 

Flight

Grace doesn’t wait for us to grow up and earn it. It plants itself like a seed in our hearts, a seed woven into the sinews of our souls before our time begins, before all time began, and it whispers into our brokenness this lingering ancient song, a song half remembered but almost forgotten. A song first breathed over us in a garden long ago...

Fight

Day 13 Fight   “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and... Continue Reading →

Friend

God wants to walk with us, partner with us, bless us and care for us, threading together the tapestry of all the thousand ways He loves us, a tapestry woven in gold and goodness, grace and givenness, justice and righteousness. All the patterns of grace in a life.

Patterns of Grace

God sees and hears the pain we live in, in the womb of this unravelling world, and He weaves His grace around us to restore us to ourselves. This God sees. This God hears.

A New Tradition: New Adventures in Fasting

A New Tradition Celebrating The Old Story New Adventures in Fasting (Giving Instead of Giving up) Our long walk through the long story of grace  is well under way. But I don’t want you to be mistaken. This story is no fairy tale, no pep talk, no entertaining distraction. This is a story to live... Continue Reading →

Let’s Celebrate!

It’s time to Celebrate!  Hello walking companions! And a special welcome everyone who joined us during the week, it’s lovely to have you along. Its time to party because you have just made it through the most arduous week of our Long Walk…so many downhills, sharp turns, ups and downs, you must be feeling it!... Continue Reading →

Into the Unknown

God is faithful to all His intentions for humankind and His intention right from the beginning of all things has always been to bless us. He wants us to be fully alive, fully flourishing in our Imago Dei humanity....

Babel

The significance they craved was their true beating heart, the image of God within them, but the way they were reaching for it was tearing them apart...

Flood

If you look between the words of this long story, like light streaming between fence posts, you will see the face of God shining behind the lines, in His words, through His actions, in His grief, His grace, His promises, His justice, His faithfulness. His long memory of His love for humankind. He is a God who remembers us, when we forget ourselves. And His memory is long.

Broken Light

God is always faithful. He cannot be otherwise. It is who He is. He is faithful to His word, faithful to His blessing, faithful to His purposes. Faithful to us. Faithful to storyline He created for us to flourish in, faithful to the song He planted deep within our hearts....

Lines

The footprints of history are deep, trailing lines in the dusty earth. Lines to live repeatedly without thinking by. Life gives us this script and we learn these lines by heart, habituating them, breathing them in through our lungs, drawing them into our veins, running them straight to our heart. And our heart beats in time to these lines laid out, weaving the future with the threads of the past.  We've learned the lines by heart, the human family-lines, lines running back through time, lines first spoken outside a garden long ago....

Falling…

This is not the world that any of us were dreamt for. This is not the world our fragile human hearts were formed for. It is now our lived reality, but it was not our breath's beginning. The beginning that was planned for us in a garden long ago....

You made it through the first leg! (And your gifts are here)

You made it! Time for a rest and to open some gifts to celebrate your first week of the journey completed...

Freedom and Choice

When people make broken choices it's not our job to judge them, ostracise them, hurl insults or scripture passages at them. It's our job to love them as God loves them, and to point them to God, because it is God's love that calls all of us back to ourselves when we have lost our way. His love that heals the programming wounds of our past, so we can find true freedom.

Called. Imago Dei.

God’s great mission is to re-humanise humankind, to breathe life back into our empty souls and awaken again in us the irrepressible joy of being. 

Human. Imago Dei. 

Loved.

Our story, the human story, has always been a love story. The story we were created for and formed to live within, was always a story beginning with love and connection.

Dust and Breath

There is a strange mix of frailty and eternity in breath.

Beginning

Shrove Tuesday Beginning "He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time." 2 Timothy 1:9 Found in Genesis 1:1-27 and John 1:1-12 The pancakes pop and sizzle... Continue Reading →

New Traditions for an Old Story…

Easter, it’s the season to surround ourselves with story, the old, long, deep and wide story of God’s long walk to the cross....

Just a few days to go… and your gifts are here!

Yep... the countdown is on. Here's what you need to know about the journey starting in just a few days...

For You…

Welcome Friend, Whether you just stumbled in here or were invited by a friend, you are most welcome. Kick your shoes off, make yourself a cup of tea, and make yourself at home.  I know this looks like a website, but actually it could also be called a road of sorts. Well, a journey really.... Continue Reading →

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