Jonathan Martin on Compassion

How to survive a shipwreck

‘Here Job is, the portrait of a man undone, and all he wants now is the consolation and empathy of his friends. But Job’s friends are precisely the kind of friends we often are if we have not suffered – they are more interested in explaining Job’s plight to him than sitting with him in … Read more

Nathan Foster on Prayer

Nathan Foster will be speaking at Fuel 2017 at Coast Community Church, Bensville, NSW from May 25-28. Find out more at Coast Community Church.

“Now when I pray, I create movements in my mind. I push my attention toward a person or situation. I spend a lot of my prayer time simply sitting with God, thinking and listening while we exchange pictures of what we would like to see happen – co-creating. I was recently praying about an event where I would be speaking, and I imagined the Holy Spirit brooding about, filling the room, covering the cracks, and then I thought of the people, and I saw their frustration, their disillusionment with life and maybe even God. I turned my attention to the Father, and I felt his longing for them. I pray with hunches, movements and nudges. It’s a flow, a dance, a movement of grace bathed in love. I don’t disconnect. I pray with my eyes open.”

– Nathan Foster in The Making of an Ordinary Saint.

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My Pa – an ANZAC Hero

ANZAC

  Today is ANZAC Day. It is one of the most sacred days in Australia. ANZAC Day defines Australia as a nation. It’s a day we remember, honour and celebrate those who have served our country in the armed forces. We remember the sacrifices and suffering others have made on our behalf. Among those was … Read more