We all know what it’s like to feel low. It might be an illness, a difficult relationship or a boring job. But sometimes that feeling doesn’t go away. And it haunts us for a long time.Read More
It’s 6.55am on Monday and the alarm goes off.
I know my day always starts better by praying to my heavenly father. But as I get out of bed, that thought gets buried under all the other things in my morning routine.Read More
I cough into the blankets that cover my frail body.
There’s a spread of concerned tuts from the women nearby. I’m old. I’m dying. But I’m not afraid – it’s not fear that troubles me now. It’s regret.Read More
Emily Coxhead is an illustrator who recently set up a newspaper dedicated to positive news only. ‘The Happy News’ doesn’t pretend that nothing bad happens, but ‘celebrates all that’s good in the world’.Read More
The men were exhausted as we chased the remaining two enemy leaders through the hills. We’d barely rested and the food had run out. I’d never been so weary in my life.Read More
A few years back, a friend of mine was interested in Christianity. I bought him a copy of A Case for Christ – a book that gives evidence that Jesus really rose from the dead.Read More
It’s that time of year when millions of Christians celebrate someone rising from the dead.
Really? Stone-cold death to living-breathing life? It’s either the biggest lie in history or the biggest miracle.Read More
I stared down the valley at the endless sea of enemy soldiers and clenched my sweaty hands. There were thirty-two thousand men behind me. But they had so many more. What could we do? What could God do?Read More
On the first Palm Sunday, Jesus was worshipped as the long-awaited King of Israel.
“Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!” cried the crowd.Read More
My head span with questions. How was I going to defeat the Midianites? The answer came in the night.Read More
She’s gone again.
Why does my wife keep prostituting herself? These men abuse and treat her so badly. It’s heart-breaking.Read More
I glanced above the crumbling wall. No Midianite soldiers in sight. They’d stolen our crops for years, but they weren’t getting this grain.
I shifted my heavy bag back onto my shoulder and ran towards the towering oak. I knew just the place to hide it: the winepress.
I started to separate the grains from the chaff in the pit, before looking up for enemy soldiers. I jumped. Sitting under the tree was a strange man.Read More
The must-watch home video: Baby Israel’s early years. Narrated by his Father.
Look closely because his story is our story too.
Rewind the tape.
The Father loved his son and rescued him from a horrific Egyptian regime (Hosea 11:1).Read More
It’s that age-old question: if we’re saved by grace alone through our faith in Jesus, why bother with doing good? Paul anticipated this question:
‘What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase?’ Romans 6:1
Well, no. We know that being a Christian means changes to our life. But why?Read More
I’ve eaten nothing since yesterday morning.
In fact, recently I’ve noticed a worrying trend in my life: I’m missing more meals than before.Read More
Darren McGarvey’s mum was an alcoholic and addict. After an episode of childish disobedience, she chased him upstairs and held him against a wall with a knife.Read More
I long for spiritual maturity. I long for a better understanding of the Bible, a deeper trust in our Father’s promises, and a more Jesus-reflecting love (1 Corinthians 13:1-3).
The Bible talks about it all the time: ‘grow up in your spiritual salvation’ (1 Peter 2:2). ‘Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord (2 Peter 3:18).
Grow, grow, grow.Read More
I was sixteen when I believed that Jesus came to save me from sin (1 Timothy 1:15) – my wilful rejection of a loving, holy and real creator.
I was told that those who’d receive him would receive life to the full (John 10:10) – both in this world and in the one to come. I received God’s gift of eternal life with a beaming smile. But life to the full here?
Well, I already had that covered.Read More