We want to do something for God

We want to do something for God

Welcome to the new Awe & Wonder site. We hope this place blesses you, and that the stories that are put up here reach out to your heart, cause questions to rise within you, give you the answers that you are looking for, and stir up within you affections for Jesus. This site exists because […]

My struggle with sexuality – and the power of love

Love changes everything “My earliest memories of my Christian upbringing include morning family prayers, going to church on Sundays, attending Sunday school and taking part in VBS. In all of this, however, I also recall that I felt a distinct sense of “otherness” within me. No matter how much I tried to belong, whether it was […]

When everyone looks for the drone…

Recently, I attended a friend’s wedding reception with my sister and some of her friends. I love weddings because they mean amazing free food and are a reason to celebrate, but also because, for many people, they double up as reunions of sorts. It was a lot of fun catching up with people I hadn’t […]

What does PEACE on earth mean to you?

“Peace on earth, and goodwill to all men.” So many of us have heard these words ring in our ears every Christmas. These are the words the angels said to shepherds when Jesus was born – “peace on earth, and goodwill to all men.” We have heard these words hidden in carols, we’ve heard preachers read […]

Would you take this gift from me?

The story of Jesus coming isn’t a pretty ‘Christian’ story. It’s not prim, proper or ideal when we think about kings and what they deserve. Not the manger nor the virgin. Not the myrrh. It’s not some story meant for Christians alone, for the ones who know the story by heart. It’s not merely for the ones […]

The inconvenience of Christmas

I’ve been thinking about the story of Mary this Christmas season. I wonder how inconvenient God’s will in Mary’s life must have been. Do you ever feel like that? Like God shows up or calls you into something, and it just doesn’t look the way you imagined it, expected it, and definitely not how you desired […]

Your map is different

Honesty moment: It’s really hard to look at the journey of other people and not compare it to your own. I’ve been subject to that weird feeling for a couple of months that forms in the gut when I pop onto Instagram or Facebook and suddenly feel myself sinking into self-doubt. I start unraveling and […]

Who is Justus from the Bible?

“After Jesus left, the ones who were following Him decided they needed to add another apostle to replace the ‘bad’ Judas. The requirements were pretty straightforward: the replacement needed to have been with Jesus the whole time He was here, and he had to be a stand-up guy too. There were two guys the apostles […]

You are going to lose

Very often, we set out to do something good, something great for God and for ourselves, and we realize that while we’re at it, we start facing challenges. And very often, these challenges don’t seem like they have anything to do with what we’ve set out to do. Do not be surprised. Because you need […]

But we can never be united…

Sorrow was beautiful, but her beauty was the beauty of the moonlight shining through the leafy branches of the trees in the wood, and making little pools of silver here and there on the soft green moss below. When Sorrow sang, her notes were like the low sweet call of the nightingale, and in her […]