Overcoming Fear (and a BIG news)

First, the BIG news! Are you ready? This week, my wife and I had a life-changing experience: we were blessed with the gift of an adorable son, Jason-Noah! We have been inundated with a massive show of love, for which we are humbled and most grateful. Both mother and child (and father) are well. Overcoming fear (Video) In this week’s […]

Risk is Right: Don’t Waste Your Life

From Joseph: This post first appeared on The Story of Hope three years ago when I made a major and risky career change. This weekend, I was reminded of this post after speaking to my young adult group about the fear of risk and the Christian call to not waste their lives. I feel it’s worth a re-post. I was […]

The Power of Forgiveness

Last weekend in my student and young adult group in Liverpool, we explored the power of forgiveness. Each week, we approach our discourse from a personal and experiential perspective. In this case, we considered pertinent questions such as: What is forgiveness? Must I ALWAYS forgive others? Is it possible to forgive ALL offences? What if I don’t want to forgive? He/she never apologised. Surely, I cannot […]

Are You in a Waiting Season?

Three years ago, I received an e-mail from a blog reader whose personal and family life had been plagued by a series of issues and problems. She wrote of the agony and pain that had taken its toll on her family and wondered how she could navigate her escape. A common thread that ran through her e-mail was the unexpressed question: Where’s God […]

Counting Your Blessings Everyday

In the next 24 hours, social media timelines and mobile phones will be awash with messages of prophetic prayers and well wishes. Why? A new year is about to dawn on us, depending on the part of the world you’re in. In fact, by the time you are reading this post, the “Happy New Year” fireworks could already have set off. Churches will be […]

Embracing the Joy of Inconvenience

In the last three months, a lot has changed in my life and family; from moving countries (again), to starting a new business, changing and embracing new family routines and building new relationships — it’s hard to ignore the fact that after four awesome years in Germany, my routines are changing, yet again. Learning to NEVER settle There is nothing wrong with routines. […]