Appreciate Your Mother

Appreciate Your Mother

Thank you, Mum, for the literally thousands of loads of washing Hosea 13:1-16 Reference: When I fed them, they were satisfied; when they were satisfied, they became proud; then they forgot me. (Hosea 13:6 NIV) Explore: Growing up my mother did everything for me. At the time, it was just the norm, but now I…

Go It Alone

Go It Alone

This was no way to live. Psalm 55:1-23 Reference: I would flee far away and stay in the desert; (Psalm 55:7 NIV) Explore: I was tired and my ‘To Do’ list was getting longer instead of diminishing. Family life was busy and just thinking of getting out of bed was exhausting. All I could think…

Where The Wind Blows

Where The Wind Blows

This supports the saying of those who go where the wind blows Hosea 12:1-14 Reference: Ephraim feeds on the wind; he pursues the east wind all day and multiplies lies and violence. He makes a treaty with Assyria and sends olive oil to Egypt. (Hosea 12:1 NIV) Explore: Being in the middle of Melbourne’s winter,…

Coming Home

Coming Home

It was never really an option Hosea 11:1-12 Reference: “How can I give you up, Ephraim? How can I hand you over, Israel? How can I treat you like Admah?How can I make you like Zeboyim? My heart is changed within me; all my compassion is aroused. (Hosea 11:8 NIV) Explore: When our foster daughter…

High School Reunion

High School Reunion

It is more the exception rather than the rule if someone is dramatically different. Hosea 10:1-15 Reference: “Since the days of Gibeah, you have sinned, Israel, and there you have remained. Will not war again overtake the evildoers in Gibeah? (Hosea 10:9 NIV) Explore: High school reunions are always entertaining. You catch up with people…

A Loving Relationship

A Loving Relationship

She was head over heels for this guy she meet through a friend. Hosea 9:1-14 Reference: “When I found Israel, it was like finding grapes in the desert; when I saw your ancestors, it was like seeing the early fruit on the fig tree. But when they came to Baal Peor, they consecrated themselves to…

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