Welcome to “Looking up!” our weekly spot, where we take a few moments to focus on an area of life and consider it from a biblical perspective. Our hope is that you allow the message to remain with you and act as a source of encouragement in the week ahead! 
  • Rules of Engagement 

    By Jenniffer Mann Put in simple terms, Rules of Engagement (ROE) traditionally refers to what soldiers can and cannot do whilst engaged in battle.  In a highly charged situation, the potential for miscommunication, leading to the unnecessary use of force, is very high. The commander therefore, will use ROE as a...

  • Spiritual Dissonance

    By Jenniffer Mann Cognitive dissonance is described as “a feeling of mental discomfort, caused when what we believe is consistently challenged by contrasting behaviour. For example, if we persist in smoking (behaviour) and know smoking causes cancer (cognition), we are in a state of cognitive dissonance.” As a Christian, it would remiss of...

  • Images of glasses where image of the scenery is only clear through the lenses but the background is blurry.

    Beyond Seeing

    By Jenniffer Mann Hi. For those of you who don’t who I am, my name is Jenniffer.  Please note, that I said for those of you who don’t know who I am. I could have said, for those who don’t know me. Semantics? I believe not.  It’s true there are many...

  • On the Flip Side

    By Julia Gervais I’m a practical person. A realist with pessimistic tendencies, perhaps?  With such an outlook, life can feel weighted down at times, so I’ve decided to shift gears. It’s been a long time coming. For one of my sons, the coin almost always lands on tails-ever the pessimist. His...

  • Same God, Different Year

    By Jenniffer Mann 2020 has been a year many of us the world over will never forget. Here is a snapshot of the year we left behind. January Some of the headlines read as follows:  Duke and Duchess of Sussex Step Down As ‘Senior’ Royals World Health Organisation Announces Novel...

  • What Next?

    By Julia Gervais “When I grow up, I’m going to be a nurse in a big hospital, then I’ll marry a tall, dark, handsome doctor who works there,” said nine-year-old Kerry confidently. “Then what?” asked mom. “We’ll have two children, preferably a boy and a girl, they might even be...