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Treasures in Darkness… Christmas Shopping with Jesus

We had a few hours on a Saturday for child free Christmas shopping before seeing a movie. With our list in hand, little did we know that Jesus had a Christmas list of His own… I was in the ‘ladies’ when I found the first on His list. I knew to pray for someone outside…

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what we carry together becomes lighter for us all

‘Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfil the law of Christ.’ Gal 6:2 What is the law of Christ? The law of Christ is the Law of Love. It’s found in Matthew 22:37-40 where Jesus says: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and…

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it’s a VIP pass

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”(Jeremiah 29:11) Most would suggest that the extended lockdowns in Melbourne were harsh, hard, and heavy. I agree they were tough. There were moments of profound encounter,…

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Fuel the Focus

Feel you will never quite step into that ‘thing’ God has for you? Challenges knock as you attempt to step into the new? I was on my way to clean out my sister’s apartment when I stopped to fill my car for the journey. She died a few months ago, and except for a 91-year-old…

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Provision for the Vision

A vision of prophetic community stirred in me in 2019. I had asked a friend for a referral to anyone she might know in my area that was a mature prophetic voice. She asked a leader for me at my old church, who (not knowing she was asking for me) referred her back to me.…

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Worship is a warship-it’s time to praise

2020 was a year of pause, shift, change growth as the storms raged on. Worship was significant and essential. I knew without a doubt that united worship was critical. Technology did not stop us from uniting and worshipping ‘in spirit and in truth’ just as Jesus called for when speaking with the woman at the…

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Dandelions in Pakistan – thank you

I am grateful to Isi de Gersigny & Jubilee Church Sydney for the opportunity to be part of a team preaching in Pakistani villages.To those that have sown money into the purchase of Bibles - thank you. The seeds sown, carry on the wind of the Spirit, landing in Pakistani soil, where they will multiply…

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updates on God is Good Stories!

Hello everyone, Thank you for reading God is Good Stories over the years. I appreciate your time, and I love your comments and insights. We are upgrading the blog into a website. I have changed our email distribution program and from this email on, our emails will come from ‘Verve Ministries’ using the Mail Poet…

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Time stands still no more

Resets, restarts, reshaping, renewing, recharging, restoring - so many re’s being re-leased (see Ready or Not Here He Comes). The Body cries, ‘Lord, re-store what was, return to the recent known (comfortable) ways.’ Is that where we head? In February, I flew to Sydney to worship at AWE, a night of worship hosted by Jubilee…

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Ways to hear God – seeing

We are delighted to be running the entire ACTivate curriculum in 5 two hour modules on various ways we hear from God. Starts this week with ways to see Times, dates & details here or in link below  I'd love to SEE you there  Each module can be bought as a stand alone, or part…