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Church – Are We Bound To Our Routine?

I wonder what would happen on Sunday morning if God said to the church ‘Throw out your plans. Today, we are doing something different. I’ve got something better in mind’. I wonder if we could roll with that? What if he asked us to leave the building and go out into the community? Or to pray all morning for healing? Or to go and hang out with each other and share our stories? Could we do it? Or are we...

Church – How The Ambient Was Born (Part 3)

As I mentioned, Luke was unwell for quite some time. 8 months of recovery while everything else was kept to a minimal. This was an incredibly hard time in our lives to cope with, but we made it through with the help and support of the people around us and the love of our awesome God. I think the growth that comes from times of hardship can be quite huge. Many things happened that strengthened our faith and taught us...

Church – How The Ambient Was Born (Part 2)

We continued to hold The Ambient when we could. I did my best to be there, but sometimes with sick kiddies or our new baby, it was quite a challenge. I occasionally found myself praying from the sideline… It was a strange feeling. Caring for our family comes first, so if someone is unwell, I’m at home and praying for the night. I’ve learnt that prayer is not a secondary role at all. It is where everything begins, it’s where...

Church – How ‘The Ambient’ Was Born (Part 1)

Last night after I posted, I went to bed on the verge of a panic attack, realising that I could be easily misunderstood – this is one of my unbearable feelings – this, together with blogging is a terrible mix for someone like me. A friend once told me that if you know the heart of a person, then you know that it isn’t usually their intention to hurt anyone. So moving forward, please know that my intention is to...

Church – Why Are Our Kids Leaving?

Our eldest child turns 14 this year. This has been playing on my mind lately, because this was the age I decided church was no longer for me. This is my concern as a parent, mainly because I look back at that 14 year old girl I once was, and I don’t really blame her for leaving. Back then, church had become irrelevant to me. I had been to the same liturgical service for years. I knew the service order...