Speak 

Psalm 29 pictures the holy voice of Yahweh as being like a thundering force of such powerful glory that it breaks Cedars of Lebanon, strips vast forests back to their bone and provokes adoring worship in all the earth. His speaking voice is like a cloud of stone-softening exhale as Kings and Presidents plot, asContinue reading “Speak “

Ready: Introduction

What’s This All About? Most of you who read Firebrand Notes on even a semi-regular basis will know that about eighteen months ago we produced a film/music project called Jesus Come. Not only were Mairi and I really pleased with the way the project turned out, we passionately believe in the message that it carries:Continue reading “Ready: Introduction”

New series: Ready

To find someone in need who desperately needs your help, complete the following 5 simple steps: 1) Wherever you are about your day,  look up from whatever you’re doing 2) consider what you see 3) pray for discernment 4) pray for courage and wisdom and power 5) open your mouth/move your feet We’re soon startingContinue reading “New series: Ready”

The Hardest Lesson I’ve Ever Had To Learn

Broken-down World The sting of injustice is never pleasant. Like an incurable disease plaguing the entire world, all of us can see injustice functioning on a global scale every single day. We witness Robert Mugabe, corrupt Bankers, terrorism, famine, Rogue Traders, lazy Landlords, disallowed goals that have crossed the line, recruitment processes that look legalContinue reading “The Hardest Lesson I’ve Ever Had To Learn”

The Cinderella Gift of Discernment

An Unlikely Bride The Disney fairytale Cinderella is a story about an unlikely bride mistreated at the hands of her guardians but who eventually rises from the doldrums of her slave labour to become the star of the ball and the stunning wife of Prince Charming. The tale is a love story of redemption, beauty,Continue reading “The Cinderella Gift of Discernment”

In His Wings

A Process of Healing ‘But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture.’ Malachi 4:2 Four years ago I started praying for answers to major family difficulties that Nick and I hadContinue reading “In His Wings”

Into The Pray – The Church

The Revealing Spotlight of Some Might Say I have been genuinely amazed by some of the responses to our article last week. Some have said that Mairi and I are ‘unbiblical’. Some have said that we are selfish. Some have said that we’re damaging others and one person has even suggested we’re not saved. SomeContinue reading “Into The Pray – The Church”

For If You’re Married, Or Would Like To Be

Mairi and I have been married for just over three years now so we are by no means marriage experts. Month by month, year by year, we’re working lots of things out as we grow in love, learning to trust Jesus more and more and, rather than trying to figure everything out on our own,Continue reading “For If You’re Married, Or Would Like To Be”

Citadel

Citadel G’day one and all. It’s summer so I hope you’re either reading this blog with a fresh cold drink on a glorious day off in the sun, or recovering with your iPhone in a cosy pub somewhere with a Ploughmans after a climb up a high, high mountain – a happy day. It wasContinue reading “Citadel”

The Humanity of Prayer

We were flicking through movie rental options on TV the other night when we stumbled across Kevin Reynolds’ 2016 film Risen – a film about the resurrection of Christ as seen through the eyes of a Roman Military Tribune, Clavius ((Joseph Fiennes). Inititially I thought the film was going to be lame but was surprised byContinue reading “The Humanity of Prayer”