The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis

How do you find one-month challenges? Like Active April, H2October or Movember? They’re catchy and can be a good way to keep up with good habits. For me October has been Screwtape Lettersmonth, where I read 1 of the 31 chapters a day. And while I’m still reading it,...

One in Christ

Have you ever hopped on a bus, walked into a lecture theatre or entered a staff lunch room and had that moment of awkward panic – “Where am I going to sit?” “Is it weird if I sit next to him?” “Should I leave a gap between us?” I’m sure we’ve all felt...

Deny yourself

In preparation for one of the kids talks I was reminded of the importance of not only saying I follow Jesus, but showing I follow Jesus. Key to this is Christ’s call to discipleship in Mark 8:34 – If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up...

Thankfulness

As someone who describes themselves as more of a pessimist than an optimist, I often find it hard to be thankful. My prayer life is full of requests. Full of “Father, help me with…”, “Lord, provide for…”, but sadly lacking in thankfulness. I generally find it easier...

Professional development

Professional development is widely recognised as being very important to the development of your (you guessed it!) profession! But have you ever thought that your walk with the Lord might benefit from some ‘professional development’ also? Life can get pretty busy and...

Loving CSAC

Why do you come to church? Do you come for the good teaching? For the great kids ministry? The music? Or because you love the building? Would you consider yourself a consumer or spectator? Or do you see church as a place to serve? I was recently reminded of why we...