Note: You may or may not have noticed it has been many months since I last posted on Bread for the Bride. My absence has been due to a long period of very poor health. If my health allows I hope to continue sharing articles, but none of us know for certain what the days … Continue reading BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN
The shock, confusion and disbelief experienced by Jesus’ shattered disciples immediately after His death on the Cross must have been immeasurable. Drawing from our own human experience we can only imagine the questions that went through their minds and the sense of utter despair they must have felt. Imagine, if you can, Nathanael¹, poignantly recalling … Continue reading Ears To Hear
Once there was a very proud nation that had been richly blessed by God. The nation’s founders had enshrined allegiance to the one true God within its laws. Furthermore, the nation’s children were educated to study, respect and adhere to their nation’s founding values. This nation had once fought mighty battles, conquered enemies and become … Continue reading The Priests, the Politician and the Patriots
Then he said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb’”. And he said to me, “These are true words of God.” Then I fell at his feet to worship him. But he said to me, “Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of … Continue reading The Testimony of Jesus and the Spirit of Prophecy
He is just a boy, a lad, a child. Yet he holds in his hands the making of a miracle. Looking shyly into the face of the rabbi, he intuitively understands this is not a Man who will forcefully take anything from him. He’s not so sure about the Man’s friends though. But he … Continue reading Something Beautiful
Recently I was asked to comment on whether COVID-19 restrictions on churches could be a sign of God’s judgment on the western institutional church, given that many churches have had to limit or cease usual Sunday services. In relation to this, 1 Peter 4:17 was referenced: For it is time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and … Continue reading Q and A: Covid-19, The Church, And God’s Judgment
“So where do you go to church?” A seemingly innocent question, and one that will be familiar to followers of Jesus Christ. But if, like me, you’re one of the growing number of believers who choose to refrain from participation in traditional local church life, it’s too often a question that sets alarm bells ringing. … Continue reading “So Where Do You Go To Church?”
Into every life there comes at least one crucial watershed moment. Moments where the soul is sifted and the true motivations of our hearts are revealed. Moments when events align around us that will require hard choices and ultimately determine our destiny. It is my belief the slowing down currently caused by the world-wide coronavirus … Continue reading To Whom Shall We Go?
Coronavirus. I doubt there’s a single person reading this it hasn’t impacted. Many of us are reeling at the extent and speed with which the world around has changed, dramatically, within what seems like a nano-second. It’s mind boggling, isn’t it! Everywhere I turn – internet, TV news, social media, family discussion – the question … Continue reading So You Want To Go Back To Normal
"'And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of … Continue reading River
If we are Christ-followers, we live our earthly lives contending with a world system that violently opposes the authority of the King and Kingdom we serve (Jn. 15:19). In this world, authority is synonymous with ‘’greatness’’. Nations demonstrate their greatness through displays of military and economic might. Leaders boast openly about their nation’s greatness … Continue reading THE LAMB Part Three
Part Two of a three part series. To read Part One of The Lamb, please go here. It is dawn on a quiet Galilean beach. Eight men are gathered around a small fire, sharing a meal of fish and bread. One of them is Jesus Christ, known recently to have died on a Roman … Continue reading THE LAMB Part Two
Mary, did you know on that night long ago in Bethlehem, the night you gave birth in a lonely, dung strewn cattle shed, that one day you would stand shivering before a Roman execution stake and watch your son die a bloody and cruel death? Did you imagine the scene unfolding before your eyes … Continue reading Mary, Did You Know?
It is one thing to believe that Christ has risen. It is another thing to believe that we have risen. It is one thing to believe He has defeated death. It is another thing to believe that in Him we also have defeated death. I am not referring here to going to Heaven when this … Continue reading Resurrection’s Child (From The Archives)
The mood among them was sombre to say the least. Passover was meant to be a celebration of Israel’s exodus from Egypt, but all this talk of Him going away without them was hitting them like a bucket of cold water. Now His conversation had turned again to the Father and the One He called … Continue reading Crucified! (Reposted)
Personal Update: Hello Friends, I'm aware B for B posts have become less frequent over recent months. Some of you know my husband and I have an adult son with some very complex health needs with whom we are highly involved. A close relative has been undergoing treatment for a serious health issue and the … Continue reading A Day In The Life Of……
Identity. It’s an invisible badge each of us wear from the moment we enter this world. Most of us will have our first little identity badge pinned on us at birth or even before. Proud parents and/or family members declare to the world a new child has been added to the house of Smith, or … Continue reading Rediscovering Identity
There’s a misconception, a lie if you like, that is pervasive within modern Christian church culture. At one time I was fully immersed in it; maybe you have been also. It goes along these lines: ‘’As Christians we are called to be strong, authoritative personalities who know what we’re about, face every challenge … Continue reading The Perfection Of Weakness
If I asked you which season you are in right now, no doubt you would answer me with “Spring” or “Autumn”, depending on which hemisphere you currently live in. You could point to physical and climatic signs to back up your answer. Here in Australia leaves have turned red and golden, there is a gentle … Continue reading Seasons
Before gender equality became written into our laws, before #metoo and #churchtoo, long before the time’s up movement and the current “he said, she said” media frenzy, there was a time in human history when man and woman lived together on this planet in perfect harmonious co-existence. When God introduced the first woman (Hebrew “Íshshah”) … Continue reading Why Trouble The Woman?