The central picture of the Christian faith is not a smiley face, or even a happy heart, but a cross. The cross is our reminder of both the death and resurrection of Jesus, and that God has defeated evil.

What that means for us is that even though life doesn’t always go our way, even though sometimes we hurt, or face real challenges, God has won and we can have hope. The cross reminds us of the lengths to which God has gone to be friends with us, and that no matter how we feel about ourselves, God sees us as worth dying for.

Read 1 Peter 2:24-25 here:



Have you ever noticed that the people God uses in the most extraordinary ways are usually the most ordinary? Abraham and Sarah were no one in particular, but through them God blessed the whole world. David, the littlest brother, became a King after God’s own heart. And Mary, an ordinary girl, became the mother of God’s own son.

You might feel like you are not enough (not good enough, cool enough, clever enough) to be used by God. But God, who made us in His own image, and loves us beyond what we could ever imagine, knows that we are more than enough.

Read 1 John 3:1a –



I find this picture fascinating. It’s somewhere between 9000 and 13000 years old in a cave in Argentina. A whole bunch of people – generations maybe? – left their handprints on a wall by blowing paint through bone pipes over their hands. More here:

Deep in our human DNA is the desire to feel significant, to leave our mark, to say ‘hey, I’m here!’

What does your cave wall look like? What are you pursuing as you find a way to say ‘This is me. I’m here!’?

The Bible tells a story of a God who creates us with something of his divine nature inside us. A God who says ‘I see you!’ and who then says: ‘go leave your mark on the world.’

Does that sound like a story you could be part of? A God you might want to get to know?

Photo cred:Marianocecowski

Reinventing Yourself

Ever wished you could reinvent yourself? Maybe you already have been…

‘The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world … to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God’ John 1v9-12

The Word that created everything in the beginning, never stops creating. What an amazing promise that if you receive and believe in Jesus, you become remade into a child of the One that holds the Universe in his hands.

How could that change your perspective on what you are facing today?

Read John 1 here: