Tag archive: alone

Meaningful Communities

Meaningful Communities

During high school I moved to four different schools in five years. Every move I made I found it harder to make connections. Year 11 was the worst year of my life. I was lonely, felt rejected and misunderstood. I heard one girl in my Australian history class was from a Christian family. Belinda was…

The Only Person Awake

The Only Person Awake

I got up super early this morning. The house was still all dark and cold when I rose from my bed. I moved around quietly, trying not to wake anyone else who was still sleeping. Any noise seemed to be amplified in the silence of the rest of the world. But my movements didn’t seem…

The Long Corridor

The Long Corridor

I had to make the horrendous journey down the dark corridor to find my parents Psalm 125:1-5 Reference: As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore. (‭Psalm‬ ‭125‬:‭2‬ NIV) Explore: In my childhood home there was a long, dark corridor. At one end was my bedroom and the…

An Unforgettable Bus Ride

An Unforgettable Bus Ride

Sam ended up on the ride of his life Luke 12:1-12 Reference: Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. (‭Luke‬ ‭12‬:‭6‬ NIV) Explore: A friend of mine, Sam, tells a great story about a school camp he attended. To help pack the bus before departure,…

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…

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