What Does the Lord Require of You?

My theological studies brought a question into my life that has subsequently guided my footsteps, influencing and shaping my decisions around vocation and living, in general, for the last seven years. It is a question found in two passages in the Old Testament, once in Deuteronomy and once in Micah.  This question, on both occasions, […]

One Hundred Happy Days

“True festivity both comes from our delights and spurs us to new rejoicing in a constant spiral. Hard times are not a hindrance to celebration; instead, they help us know how much we need revelry to open our minds and hearts to gratitude for what we have failed to notice.” Marva Dawn My baby girl is […]

When Self-Sufficiency Is No Longer Sufficient

“…and then he told me, ‘My grace is enough; it’s all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness. Once I heard that, I was glad to let it happen. I quit focusing on the handicap and began appreciating the gift. It was a case of Christ’s strength moving in on my […]

Grace in Unexpected Spaces

“Grace is God’s undeserved favour towards us, unearned and undeserved; by grace God forgives our sins, enlightens our minds, stirs our hearts, and strengthens our wills.” —An Anglican Prayer Book, 1989, Church of the Province of Southern Africa, pg. 438 I’m learning to recognise grace in unexpected ways and spaces. Grace which leaves me breathless […]

Where I Play and Find My Voice

When I was asked to be a regular contributor to SheLoves, warmth bloomed from deep within me. I was thrilled that I was asked, but terrified at the same time. Then the expected happened: silence. As the deadline for this post loomed, so the silence grew. I tossed and turned at night, wondering why on earth I […]