Observing Jesus

If I was an observer at the time of Jesus, I could easily have missed his significance. His beginning was dubious, given his teenage mother was pregnant and unmarried(Mat 1:18), and his parents were nothing to write home about (Luke 1:26-27). When he started speaking publicly it was a bit of a surprise to those who knew him. They only thought …

Within Range of Miracle Territory

Can you remember the worst thing you’ve ever done to someone else? No doubt, you’ll have a variety of failures to choose from. For all of us, some days have definitely been better than others. As I consider my failures, I really wish I could turn back the clock and undo the damage – the cutting words, the destructive actions. …

Boundary of Belief

If you’re anything like me, every now and then you have ‘fragile’ moments. These are moments when you see your weaknesses so clearly that no amount of considering your positive points can hide your disappointment with yourself. The internal voice whispers, “You should be doing better than this,” followed closely by “but you’re not.” The voice carries on: “There you …

Living Out Of The Mid-Range

“Our greatest fear should not be of failure but of succeeding at something that doesn’t really matter” I am in danger of living my entire existence in the mid-range of life. This is a safe place because it’s under my control. I don’t need to rely on anyone or anything else because, in this place, I have enough resources to …