Restoration

Restoration

[4-5 minute read] I recently came across this extract by author Khalil Gibran. It spoke to me deeply. “Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The...
Everlasting Blessings – Everyday Videos

Everlasting Blessings – Everyday Videos

If you haven’t heard, we have thousands tuning in every week to hear David’s Everlasting Blessings series on Facebook live.  Here’s the group: www.facebook.com/groups/385724991855378/ You can also find the 26 videos (so far) on Youtube...
Me, Myself & the Bible

Me, Myself & the Bible

Me, Myself & the Bible I think it’s important we seek to understand another’s relationship with an ancient text. For many, their own relationship with the 66 book Christian canon we call the ‘The Bible’ is something which develops, changes and holds different...
Compassion Fatigue. It’s a very real thing.

Compassion Fatigue. It’s a very real thing.

Pastoral Care Workers, Chaplains, Counselors, Medical Staff, Social Workers and Inner Healing Practitioners, did you know Compassion Fatigue is a very real thing? Mother Teresa wrote in her plan to her superiors that it was MANDATORY for her nuns to take an entire...
Bankrupt, broken, limping and transformed.

Bankrupt, broken, limping and transformed.

While family and friends my age were getting homes (mortgages), upgrading cars and furniture, Natalie and I were getting ruthless calls from banks demanding repayments whilst wondering how we were going to afford basic meals and rent. As a father of 3 young children,...
What’s wrong with me?!!

What’s wrong with me?!!

It’s a question we seldom voice but is being answered anyway. A multitude of images, voices, nuances, remind us daily, without fail, that we are ‘not [_____] enough. [insert: fit, smart, wealthy, liked, connected, fashionable, loved, respected,...
Catch David June – August

Catch David June – August

June 4 Rivers Apostolic Centre -Slacks Creek QLD June 18 ARK Ministries – Cairns QLD July 1 Encore Church – Hawthorn VIC July 16 CityLife Baptist- Caloundra QLD July 23 Rivers Apostolic Centre -Slacks Creek QLD Aug 5-6 Hillview Church – Rowville VIC...
Relationship over Obedience

Relationship over Obedience

When we know we have compromised a relationship by breaching boundaries, guilt makes its way into the garden of our conscious. Healthy guilt potentially turns toxic and becomes shame. Shame takes root as creative avoidance of the issue or the other we have...
SHAME AND DISCOVERY

SHAME AND DISCOVERY

Learning is actually a declaration of vulnerability because it requires an admission of not knowing. As children, we aren’t aware of the risk of admission but slowly shame writes its story deep in our hearts and emphasizes the NOT knowing ENOUGH. If you’ve...