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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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Australis Awaken; Australis Arise

I hear the sound of water in Nation, deep in the belly of Land. I see the sound of a faucet valve turning - clockwise* to future we come. Nation groans, waters break, give birth to Ancient of Ways. The call of First Nations people release; as we stand together as One. Command:  Aurora Australis…

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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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testimonies shift realities… time to create

Could it be, as we share our testimonies of Jesus, our stories of a Good God, that creative power releases to heal and affect change all around us for the better? To prophesy is to declare God’s intentions, His goodness. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 14:3: ‘But everyone who prophesies speaks to men for their…

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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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Ready or not here He comes!

  He will... Repurpose, Replace, Remove, Redeem, Redirect, Redefine, so you Rediscover who and Whose you are   Ready or not... here He comes! ©Beth Kennedy 2021

Reaching into an empty barrel only to find more than enough

Sometimes we have nothing left in the tank. The sense of tiredness is real. Self care is essential, so as you read, balance the message with permission to rest. We reach into the empty barrel believing we have nothing to give; only to find an abundant flow. I was at kindy pick up for my…

Fruit happens… Coffee & God’s heart for the one

Last Friday I caught up with two beautiful Christian friends. I do life with them. They make up my writers/life accountability group. Coffee cup filled with love ©Ben Libby @benlibby We met for the first time in person since February. The joy was tangible. We exchanged gifts, laughter poured out, and we released shouts of…

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Provision in the midst of the storm… God is Good!

Our family has a new game. We place our name in a hat, and we pull one name out each week for the following weekend. That one person chooses a meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack) and an activity, during which all phones are away, and each person’s attention is complete. We started playing this…

Can you see the one before you?

This morning I was a little flat. We are still in stage 4 lockdown in Melbourne, Australia, and although there was some lifting of restrictions last night, the changes do not really change anything for us in our little bubble. Restless, I pulled on my big girl pants and drove to the naturopath to pick…