God of All Comfort

It is gut wrenching to watch a loved one process grief but we must resist using platitudes and exhortations - the best way to help is to simply be with them.

One morning, I was Zooming with a group of friends about the rare gift of a friend who knows how to just ‘be’ with you as you process through grief. That friend who sits with you without offering platitudes. That friend who quietly listens and gives hugs when needed, and stays with you in your […]

Keep Moving or Risk Not Moving at All

Keep moving! When we are stagnant in our faith, the less we are prone to step out in obedience and the more likely we are to feel distant from God.

Hebrews 12:11-13 – “All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness. Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, and make straight paths for your feet, so that the […]

Earn the Right to Give Advice

Resist the compulsion to give advice when you are asked to pray. The right to give advice is earned through developing trust through integrity and wisdom.

Imagine asking your friend for her specialist’s phone number, knowing that she had received excellent care by that specialist. Now imagine calling that number to book an appointment and recognising your friend’s voice on the other end of the call. Thinking it a bit strange, you still shrug it off; maybe she has a new […]