Daily Rhythms of Grace …

P1060993"Are you tired?

Worn out?

Burned out on religion?

Come to me.

Get away with me and you'll recover your life.

I'll show you how to take a real rest.

Walk with me and work with me – watch how I do it.Read the rest

Don’t Give Me the Facts; What’s Your Story?

StoryTrue Story: Jake worked for a large technology company but was passionate about starting his own business some time in the near future. Through a mutual acquaintance, Jake met Alan, a wealthy investor. They talked over breakfast and by the time they were finished, Jake was convinced that he had found his financing.… Read the rest

God’s Love – Even in the Shadows

God calls us to be a prophetic people who hear his voice, who feel what he is passionate about, and who see what he is doing in our world. Seeing sometimes occurs through a supernatural vision (like Elisha's servant having his eyes open to see into the spiritual realm) or simply through a mental picture in our mind.… Read the rest

The Road Ahead

P1070024Ever wondered what the road ahead might look like for you? Thomas Merton captures the uncertainties of life as well as the power of simple trust in God in the following prayer called The Road Ahead. May it be an encouragement to you this week. 

"My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going, I do not see the road ahead of me, I cannot know for certain where it will end.Read the rest

Reflections from my Sabbatical (Part 4)

SabbathSo what now? That’s another good question.

1. Personally, I need to re-engage with church life and ministry. I need to get back in harness and up to speed with what God is now doing. I’ll gradually ease back in over the next few weeks.… Read the rest

Reflections from my Sabbatical (Part 3)

SabbathWhat did I learn during my sabbatical?

In many ways, I see this moment and season as a significant crossroads for my life and ministry. The Lord once said to Jeremiah, “Stand (stop) at the crossroads and look around; ask for the ancient paths (the old, godly path), ask where the good way is, and walk in it (travel its path), and you will find rest for your souls (Jer.6:16)." In many ways, I have tried to do just that – stop, look around, ask and then walk.… Read the rest

Reflections from my Sabbatical (Part 2)

SabbathSo what did I do on my sabbatical? Good question. The truth is that I determined not to focus on doing too much of anything during this season but rather more on simply being. The last thing I needed was another list of tasks or projects to accomplish. 

Nevertheless, here are some things that I did do:

1.… Read the rest

Mark Conner

Mark Portrait 16Okay, so since this is my BLOG, there are a few things you might be interested to learn about me. 

Click here to begin reading. Posts cover topics such as my favourite food, the music I love, my studies, my favourite technology, and my experience with journalling.… Read the rest

The Most Important Book Ever Written: The Bible

BibleThe Bible is the most important book ever written, yet often it remains unopened and unread. The Bible is totally unique. It is different from all other books, having no like or equal.

1. In its composition. It was written over a period of 1,600 years by 40 different authors and in three different languages yet it speaks with a common voice.… Read the rest

Learning from the Lives of Other People

BioEveryone has a story. Our story fits into God's wider story – history. It also connects with other people's stories. We can learn a lot by listening to other people's stories and how God has worked in their lives, including their successes and failures. 

Click here to read a few articles on the lives of a number of influential people.… Read the rest

Engaging our Culture

CuyltureJesus told his disciples to be IN the world but NOT OF the world. Maintaining that balance is a constant challenge for Christ-followers. We can more easily lean towards either extreme, resulting in and isolation or immersion, both of which lead to minimum impact for Christ. 

On my BLOG, I have written some posts about engaging with contemporary culture.… Read the rest