Windsor Road Baptist Church blog

Unhurried Time With God (part 3)

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked Psalm 84:10 I wrote a couple of weeks ago, that Psalm 84, one of my favourite psalms, has to be, in my opinion, the...

Unhurried Time With God

Without a question, the most precious thing about my recent Sabbatical leave has been the gift of having unhurried time with God, whether it was time spent worshipping God in songs, praying, reading His word and being quiet with Him. You could call this the spiritual...

Crossroads

There is a movie on Netflix at the moment called Outback. It’s about two American tourists who spontaneously change their road trip route from Sydney to Cairns by adding a detour to Uluru. They drive and drive and eventually get stranded in the desert. At one point in...

Pray, Wait, Trust

I don’t know about you, but I’m still pondering on many things that Rebecca and Sue McP shared over the past six weeks in their Faith and Mental Health and Holy Habits series. And I’ve found that those difficult Covey questions Sue quoted keep coming back to me:...

The Thin Wedge

It seems that we are continuously bombarded by distractions, lies and temptations that can get us off the path that God has for us. Sins usually starts small or relatively mild, but it is the thin end of the wedge. Left unchecked, sins will continue to grow until they...

Pilgrim’s Progress

A book my Dad once gave me has had a huge impact on my life – John Bunyan’s, “Pilgrim’s Progress.” It is the story of a man who lived in the City of Destruction. He read a small Book telling him of coming judgement of all who lived in the city. This knowledge became...

The Hope We Have

“…suffering produces perseverance;  perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us (Romans 5:3-5,...

Together is better

It is easy to say to someone who is struggling, "Just pray and ask God to help." This is always our best weapon, but how else can we help break through the thinking that gets us into our current headspace? Something that has helped me greatly is to hear others talk...

Mental Health

Last Sunday, Rebecca Foo started a four part sermon series on Faith and Mental Health.  As Rebecca stated at the outset, mental health is not specifically mentioned in the Bible.  But we can deduce from accounts of various biblical characters that they...

Mental Health

The term, “mental health” has been around since the mid-19th century but was not widely studied. However, in 1948 the World Health Organisation defined mental health as, “…a condition…which enables the individual to achieve a satisfactory synthesis of his (sic) own...