WHAT IS SPEAK BELOVED?
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We all have fathers. Even if you've never met your Dad, he's your Dad. Our understanding of fatherhood is shaped by this man, regardless of how well he has done or the mistakes he has made. Maybe you've had many father figures in your life, or none other than a shadow...read more
Transitions are no joke. Even good transitions can be hard. I myself am walking through a wonderful transition - from owning a home and working full time, to downsizing to a small beautiful rental and pursuing full time ministry. It's good and...read more
Fear is one of, if not the most common and pervasive struggle in the western church today. It distracts us, paralyzes us, and anesthetizes us from the abundant work of God. The enemy loves playing with fear because He knows that it is in opposition to faith, and it is...read more
I don't think I've ever seen armour up close. That's a privilege I carry, that I've never been in battle, never had reason to physically arm myself. So in the past when I've read this passage of Ephesians (6:10-20), I've only loosely grasped the concept. The reality...read more
Holidays can be a big disappointment trap. We set a lot of expectations on ourselves and those around us. We also have their expectations imposed on us, some more than others. Emotions are running and high and kids are running sugar-high, which adds up to a lot of...read more
Shame was really the first evidence of sin. In that garden called Eden, Adam & Eve dishonoured God by eating the forbidden fruit. Immediately they became ashamed of their nakedness. I can't begin to comprehend all that happened in that moment of history, but I can...read more
Depression is a problem, but it is not a shame. It's the outworking of pain, it's a spirit crying for help, to be noticed, to be seen. There is nothing shameful about recognizing this. There is nothing embarrassing about answering that cry, or noticing the...read more
I have 7 little ones in my care right now. 7 tiny people with 7 big personalities. 7 sets of strengths and weaknesses, different ways of celebrating life and bringing joy to those around them. 7 different sets of annoying habits, unique needs and weak areas. But I...read more
There's a lot of us looking for breakthrough. Some chase it with lottery tickets, others go looking for an experience that gives them a taste of heaven. Really, what we're all seeking is for God to come into our lives. We want Him to break through the dust of every...read more