A Prayer for Mending

Dawn King Community, God's Love, Prayer, Rebellion, Walking through Suffering Leave a Comment

Jesus, show us the way because we can’t see. We look through a glass dimly. Jesus, You are the way. Help us walk so close to You that we smell like You, that we look like You, that we become like You. Teach us Your ways so that our own ways die. Teach us Your Truth, so that it overpowers the tricky schemes of spite and bitterness. Your ways are above our ways, so we lay ours down. We say, “We don’t know what we’re doing. Help us.”

What I did on my Coronavirus Staycation

Jessie Flowers Family, Quarantine, Walking through Suffering Leave a Comment

The couch is now a trampoline. I’ve stopped fighting it at this point. Jumping seems to be a requirement for my four year old’s sanity. Our carpet – a cereal bowl. Yep, I find a new Cheerio every 5 minutes. Even after I’ve just vacuumed. Approximately 3.5 million flecks of glitter cover surfaces like an unwanted electric flannel blanket in the sweaty heat of summer. It’s so bad that I keep finding it on my infant’s head. We need Terminix, but for glitter removal…

Running (ie: Jesus, help)

Adam Keyes Growth, Overcoming Fear, Walking through Suffering, Walking with God 12 Comments

“2nd song: Danger Zone, Kenny Loggins (from Top Gun), 1986.
And again, the Lord is with me. I don’t know how to explain it, but I was on fire. I couldn’t be stopped. No one could stop me. Shredding electric guitars were blazing in my head. I’m back. It’s like when Moses had to lift his arms to win the battle. Kenny Loggins was holding up my arms. Thank you, Kenny.”

COVID-19 The Invitation

Annwen Stone Community, Family, Walking through Suffering, Walking with God 3 Comments

by Annwen Stone I keep hearing the phrase “unprecedented times”. It’s not a phrase we are familiar with in the Western World. It’s something we usually align to things we have learnt in history lessons, things that my 99-year-old grandfather has lived through. I’m thinking about world wars, food rationing, the threat of a nuclear bomb… Yet here we are …

A Winemaker’s Guide to the Bible

Dawn King Growth, Walking through Suffering Leave a Comment

by Dawn King We talk a lot about how following Jesus will cost us our comfort, but what if the cost is more than that? What if the cost is suffering and pain? What if the cost was saying yes to a process that looked more like season after season of planting, growing, pruning, harvesting, crushing, and fermenting (probably with …