Ahhh…ignorance. Some people clearly find it blissful, or the Da Vinci Code would never have been a best-seller. You may have noticed in recent years, that if any matter related to Christianity is “interesting” enough to make it into the popular media, it is almost certainly based on a solid dose of ignorance wrapped up… Continue reading Restoring Mary Magdalene
Find post 1 in this series here, and post 2 here. Want to totally freak out a Christian woman with just three words? I’m sure you’re much too nice for that, but I’m going to tell you anyway. Here goes – “Proverbs 31 woman.” Yup. The seemingly indomitable superwoman of the final chapter of Proverbs… Continue reading Eshet Chayil (Part 3) – Rise Up and Call Her Blessed
What a clichéd image it is – the parched and sun-burnt man (possibly in a beige French Foreign Legion uniform), crawling across the unforgiving desert, croaking, “Water. Waaaa-terrr…” Suddenly, there appears an image of palm trees and life-giving water and the light of hope appears in his eyes…but all too soon, the image shimmers and… Continue reading Come, Thirsty One, to the Oasis
Let’s not mention Australia vs. Pakistan (except to say I hope we get up and win the next Test). But in other news, the God’s Design Perth Facebook page hit (and passed) the 100 “likes” mark overnight! Now, that’s better than being out for a duck! I’ve been thrilled, chuffed, rapt, delighted, overjoyed, tickled pink,… Continue reading Howzat? We’ve Hit a Century!
It’s been lovely to see so many visits to this page after the publication of my post at The Junia Project (one of my favourite blogs) earlier today. If you are one of them, a very big welcome to you! If you’re not, then I’ll share that post here soon for you to read. As… Continue reading Welcome, visitors from The Junia Project!
“…this kind of quiet is the flip-side of the coin of courage.”
Recently, in the God’s Design course, we explored some of the incredible women of the Old Testament and how God used them in unexpected ways – women like Deborah (with a glance at Jael), Huldah and Abigail. We also took a close look at the Hebrew term eshet chayil. In most translations, we read “a wife of… Continue reading “Eshet Chayil” – Woman of Valour (Part 1)
Take a deep breath… Check your goggles are on and bathers are fitting properly so as to avoid a wardrobe malfunction (public embarrassment – no thanks)… Suss out the depth of the water (this is the first thing you learn about diving, right?)… Cast a wary eye across the water for sharks (definitely a necessary… Continue reading Welcome! Come dip a toe into the water…