WEEK 3: What You Were Created For

11th November 2018 . by incontext_adm

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5, NIV) It has often happened that I’ve learnt a spiritual lesson from food! One such time was when I bought a box of grapes….


WEEK 2: Who Do You Call On?

5th November 2018 . by incontext_adm

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28, NIV) During a recent stint in hospital, I noticed that the tap in the bathroom was dripping. We live in a drought-stricken area and are subject to severe water restrictions, and to top it off there was…


WEEK 1: Not an Island

29th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

“I thank my God every time I remember you.” (Philippians 1:3, NIV) Not too long ago, I experienced quite a challenge with service providers who were making my job harder than it needed to be. As I parked my car and walked to the office, I thought to myself: “I wish I were on an…


WEEK 10: Just Be

15th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

“For You created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” (Psalm 139:13-14, NIV) Whenever I would go on any outreach or mission trip, I always had the tendency to ask myself what…


WEEK 9: Places of Hope

8th October 2018 . by incontext_adm

“But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” (Romans 8:24b, NIV) During a visit to Lebanon, we were able to visit a few refugee camps. As we were driving to…


WEEK 8: Just Love Them

1st October 2018 . by incontext_adm

“Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” (1 John 4:11, ESV) Last year while visiting Lebanon, we were graced by the presence of pastors and Christians from Syria. Among the visitors was a single, middle-aged lady. She shared with us how she was comfortable in her Christianity until the…


WEEK 7: Transitional Turbulence

24th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9, ESV) I am one of those people who HATE turbulence with a passion. My first time flying was with a group of students from…


WEEK 6: A Journey Towards “No Lack”

17th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.” (Psalm 23:1, NIV)   “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.” – Hudson Taylor These words so often echo in my heart when I trust the Lord for His provision for where He chooses to send me. At times, He uses known people…


WEEK 5: Difficult Road, Beautiful Destination

10th September 2018 . by incontext_adm

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them” (Romans 8:28, NLT)   My first experience of hiking was in South East Asia and it was nothing like I had expected. I had all the equipment that…


WEEK 4: A Broken Tap

3rd September 2018 . by incontext_adm

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from Me you can do nothing.” (John 15:5, NIV)   When one transitions to a new culture, there are emotional stages that one experiences. They move from being positive and excited all…