Pro 27v9 – How do you smell?

Solomon, in his wisdom, shares, “Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel” (Proverbs 27:9). Our sense of smell profoundly influences our mood and behaviour. The aroma of gingerbread cookies baking evokes feelings of home and safety, while the stench of rotten fish triggers an… Continue reading Pro 27v9 – How do you smell?

Luk 19v40 – The stones will cry out

Have you ever had some really good news that you were bursting to share? Just before his crucifixion, Jesus did a dress rehearsal entry to Jerusalem. Seated on a humble donkey, Jesus gave a taste of the joy that will flood the world when he returns as king of the world. “When he came near… Continue reading Luk 19v40 – The stones will cry out

Rom 14v17 – God’s Kingdom

When you think of God’s Kingdom, do you think of a place in the future or an experience now in your life? The word “kingdom” in the New Testament is the Greek word “basileia” and it is a verb, not a noun, that means to rule or reign. When Jesus shared the Good News of… Continue reading Rom 14v17 – God’s Kingdom

Psa 16v6 – No limits

Jeep’s slogan is “live without limits”. While this sounds like fun for those seeking adventures, it’s a disaster as a life slogan. Our world is increasingly adopting this slogan. People can behave in any way they want. Define themselves in any way they want. Indulge in anything they want. But it’s not new. Thousands of… Continue reading Psa 16v6 – No limits

Isa 55v12 – Bursting with love and joy

Some things can’t be contained. The joy of true friends’ laughter. The peace in a scene painted by a divine hand. The Love of a wedding celebration blessed by God. The emotions burst out unconfined. Love, and joy, and peace coarse through every fibre of our being, bursting out in laughter and radiant faces. “You… Continue reading Isa 55v12 – Bursting with love and joy

Rev 22v7 – The wedding day

It seems like it’s a day always in the future. Sure, it will come, but one day in the future. And then, slowly, slowly, suddenly, it’s here. The wedding day has arrived. It’s almost too much to take in. Today is the day. It’s a scene from God’s postcard. Mountains rise majestically in the distance… Continue reading Rev 22v7 – The wedding day

Luk 14v21 – You are invited

“It’s with joy that we would like to invite you to the wedding of…” There is something wonderful about receiving an invitation to a celebration, especially a wedding. Life is so full of bad news, and so an opportunity to celebrate is truly special. However, while some will go out of their way to attend,… Continue reading Luk 14v21 – You are invited

Isa 62v5 – Best day ever

Is the day you get married the best day of your life? I recently got engaged, and there is nothing more exciting than knowing I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend and that I will always have someone there for me in every area of my life. However, this… Continue reading Isa 62v5 – Best day ever

1Co 10v31 – Special moments

An engagement is one of the most exhilarating times of one’s life. Planning, designing, the location, the proposal – all a part of creating the perfect moment. While I experienced this recently, many moments in our lives can give us the same joy. However, the thing about “moments” is that they are fleeting. We can… Continue reading 1Co 10v31 – Special moments

1Co 15v52 – The resurrection plant

There is an extraordinary tumbleweed plant that blows across the desert. Called the resurrection plant, it may have been dead for 100 years until one day, it blows into a puddle of water. Within minutes, it comes to life, unfurling its dead fronds. Then, if rain falls on it, within hours, flowers appear, and seeds… Continue reading 1Co 15v52 – The resurrection plant