Jezebel, the Queen of Israel, had just issued a death threat against Elijah (1 Kings 19:2). This threat wasn’t to be taken lightly, as Jezebel was incredibly powerful and committed to succeeding. She had control over 850 assorted pagan priests – and she had significant influence over her husband, King Ahab. “No one else so completely sold himself to what was evil in the Lord’s … Continue reading FORGOTTEN FAITH


How did a Persian king’s cup-bearer have the skill, confidence, and perseverance to lead the third Jewish return to Jerusalem in 445 B.C.? I have recently started studying the book of Nehemiah with friends – so we could compare opinions. Quickly, a reoccurring pattern stood out to us. Nehemiah constantly prayed. ***** As the book of Nehemiah is written in first person, it is assumed … Continue reading WALKING WITH GOD?


Clarity. When everything finally falls into place and you feel at peace, at least this was my first experience with it. However, the clarity I discovered was ironically found with the object which had previously confused me. ***** I have always believed that God existed and that the Bible was accurate. However, I had never experienced anything which made this belief meaningful and life-changing for … Continue reading CLARITY


In a world saturated with advertisements, I usually choose to ignore any posters on advertisement boards or along walkways. However, there was one occasion when a small red card, surrounded by lots of large flamboyant advertisements, stood out to me. Written on the card in bold white letters were the words “Imagine an Unfailing Love”, and beneath this in smaller white letters, “(There is Good News … Continue reading IMAGINE AN UNFAILING LOVE


Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were wrongly accused, or someone spread false rumours about you? A few years ago, as the result of a misunderstanding, I found myself being accused of something which wasn’t true. It wasn’t until a third party said to me, “since I first met you, your character and ethics have been consistent, so I have no … Continue reading UNQUESTIONABLE CHARACTER


“Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?” – Esther 4:14 (NLT) The proud and impulsive Persian king’s, Xerxes the Great, banquet for all the nobles and officers under his rule in 483 B.C. was intended to be a ‘…tremendous display of the opulent wealth of his empire and the pomp and splendour of his majesty’ (Esther 1:4 … Continue reading THE DARING QUEEN


 “Changing obstacles into opportunities” – Nicholas Vujicic Has there ever been a moment in your life when you could not see a way out of a stressful situation? It may have been a deadline at work, ongoing bullying at school, or an unresolved conflict. Whatever that moment or situation may have been, it is possible that it made you feel as though the obstacles you … Continue reading CHANGING OBSTACLES INTO OPPORTUNITIES


Horatio G. Spafford and his wife Anna were no strangers to tragedy. In 1871 their youngest child passed away from pneumonia and additionally they also lost a large percentage of their business to the great Chicago fires. However, despite their tragic loses in that year, they were resilient and rebuild the business. Unfortunately, the husband and wife were to face another tragedy only two years … Continue reading FROM TRIBULATION TO PEACE