Posts by A Jesus Follower

Mothers

Like many holidays and festivals, the origins of Mothers day (or mothering Sunday) were based in the Catholic and Anglican church calendar.  It actually wasn’t about mothers at all. In the 16th century it was a day where everyone returned to their ‘Mother’ church where they had been baptised and worshipped there with their family.  Later it became a day where all domestic servants were given the Sunday off to visit their home church – often the only Sunday in…

The Simple Truth

Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s the truth…these words kept going through my head. She sat there staring out the window, her little girl playing on the floor beside her. I stood there watching this young mum who was so deep in thought. She’d been telling me of a conversation she’d had with another Christian…it had been a disturbing and confusing conversation. As she picked up her child and turned to leave she quietly said, ‘Sometimes it’s hard to know…

Real Love

I’ve been thinking. Recently I’ve heard that a Christian leader I highly respect was leading a forum on ‘The Christian response to Terrorism’. While I’d really like to hear that discussion, I began to think about my own attitude. Oh, I pray for our country that we will be protected from such attacks…for the wider Christian church and for those who are presently suffering because of terrorist attacks…but what are my true-deep-down-honest thoughts about these terrorists? Can I love these…

Yes, No or Wait

I’ve been thinking… As I grabbed my keys and picked up my handbag to race out the door, I flipped over my daily calendar and the comment for the day was, ‘God always answers our prayer with a yes, no or wait a while’. I thought, ‘Mmmm I don’t think I’ve heard those words when I’ve prayed!’ Although I know what they mean by that expression, throughout the day a question kept going through my mind… How do I know…