My favourite quote in the feel-good, warm and fuzzy Christmas movie, The Polar Express, was “Sometimes seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.”

Read Hebrews 11:1 here –

It takes faith to believe in Jesus. It takes faith to believe that the VIRGIN Mary could fall pregnant. It takes faith to believe that Jesus was born here on earth fully God, fully man and grew up to be the greatest sacrifice and ultimate gift to mankind.

Christmas is believing in and celebrating the arrival of Jesus our Saviour to the world.



I’m glad you were wounded. Not because I’m glad you got hurt. Especially not to go through what you did. That was something crazy. What they did to you on the cross. That’s on some other level.

I’m glad though because I get wounded. Not a wound that can be fixed with a plaster or some bandage. But a wound on the inside. Those wounds caused by someone’s words. Or by the mean stuff people do. And then those wounds caused by the lies we tell ourselves.

It helps me to know that you understand what I’m going through because you were also wounded.

Read Isaiah 53:5 here –

It helps me to know that because of You, my wounds can heal.



I can relate to Peter. You know, that disciple of Jesus. But not that part when he’s so courageous and gets out of the boat to walk towards Jesus on the water. That must have been amazing. But that’s not me. I can relate to the part when he takes his eyes off Jesus and looks at the wind around him. I can relate to that feeling of sinking and drowning.

I do try keep my eyes fixed on Jesus but so much gets in the way. I see what I don’t like about my appearance. I see all the wrong things I do and say. I see how much stuff I have to do in my day.

I’m glad You reached out to Peter. I’m glad You will always reach out to me.

Read Matthew 14:28-31



Could you guess which two words were the most commonly used on the internet this year? The Global Language Monitor ( says they are:

1) 404

2) Fail

K that’s a bit depressing… 404 is what you get when a web page-load fails. ‘Fail’ is, well…

How big is failure (or the fear of it) for you? Maybe in these exams, a relationship, on the sports field, your parents’ expectations?

Sometimes failure can be the kick in the pants we need. Other times it can break us. With your Father in heaven there is ALWAYS the chance to press reset, start again and grow strong in the broken places.

Trust him. He’s got you.

Here’s how Paul dealt with ‘failure’ in his life: 2 Corinthians 11v16 – 12v10