I have to come realize that I am a visual learner. God often speaks to me through what I see. In practical terms, I am far better off if I can see an example, to show me what needs to be done . When I read through the Bible, I get excited by examples of women, God used to make a difference through their lives These women give me a vision of who we can become in Christ. They inspire me to “see” the potential in me and also women from every street, in every neighborhood of our city (and the surrounding towns) in our region of Taranaki.
It causes me to believe that God can help women in our region to become: Continue reading The Power of Vision
I don’t know about you but sometimes I find living in a fast paced world, where trends and things go out of fashion almost the second they are in, a little unsettling. We find ourselves approaching life with a “you only live once” mentality grasping and grabbing at experiences, jobs and things to try and make the most of what is fleetingly placed before us.
You may have heard of the term “planned obselecence”. This is a design policy whereby a product or consumer item is designed with a limited useful life so that it will become obsolete or unfashionable after a certain period of time. Now while this might be good for product producers and a stimulated economy it is I think a sign of our times where the terms “throw away” and “disposable” are all too commonplace. Continue reading Lasting the Distance