Hope

Hate Will Not Have the Final Say. A Note of Hope in a Tragic Week

British MP Jo Cox’s murder yesterday sent the nation into shock, halted the EU referendum campaign, and sparked spontaneous vigils last night. It came just days after another history-making tragedy, the Orlando shooting. The loss of a young wife, mother, politician and humanitarian, applauded by all as a woman of astounding compassion, and those lost or injured in Orlando, can leave us questioning the existence of a good and loving God. Here is the message I shared on BBC Radio 2 this morning. In the end, hate will not have the final say. More…

062 How Your Words and Art Can Create Hope In A Broken World [Video]

In a world where there is brokenness and decay at every turn, how can Christians be a voice of hope? How can we ensure our words, messages, conversations and art bring hope that is inspiring yet practical at the same time? At the 2015 Premier Digital Conference, I spoke on the topic of creating hope, by comparing the works of three different artists: one who focusses on overt sentimentality, one who specialises in despair, and a third who uses redemption to turn the ugly into the beautiful. More…

Need Some Inspiration? Here’s 6 Stories to Brighten Your Day

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Children living on a rubbish dump in Paraguay turn trash into music… A mute girl learns to speak… A violent, paraplegic and emotionally scarred lady learns that she’s deeply loved… An antique-lover receives a vintage sewing machine from heaven… If you need some encouragement today, these 6 stories are a great place to start. More…

043 How God Redeems Broken Dreams

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Dreams. We all have them. As a teenager they keep us awake with excitement. As a 20-something they start shaping our decisions. By our 40s we may have seen them spring to life, or perhaps watched some die. The dreams of two families died in Sydney this week. Thankfully, God can recycle such tragedies into unexpected things. More…

Watch the Journey Through Broken Dreams Film

Most of us grow up assuming our life will take a certain path. We’ll go to school, find a job, get married, start a family. But things don’t always go as planned. That was our story. And the Day of Discovery team have turned that story into a short film you can watch now FREE. More…

A Story About Starting Again (Resurrection Year excerpt)

I have just finished the first draft of my next book – a memoir about broken dreams and new beginnings. Here’s a little story from it about hope. You can start again after a dream has died because God is a God of new beginnings. More…

Exciting News: My Next Book with Thomas Nelson

I have some exciting news. As of last week I have signed a contract with US publishing giant Thomas Nelson for my next book. It is not the kind of book I was ever expecting to write. Here’s how it came about. More…