Category: Joy


Psalms 103:2 I will praise the Lord. I won’t forget anything he does for me. Colin Buchannan sings a children’s song that says: “Remember the Lord. Remember that He is in control.” Good advice for people in recovery! Knowing that God is in control brings me a lot […]

Stop Telling Lies

Numbers 23:19 God is not man, one given to lies, and not a son of man changing his mind. Does he speak and not do what he says? Does he promise and not come through? God doesn’t lie. He can’t lie. To suggest He can lie is suggesting […]

#2085 The Season Begins

The Christmas Season officially begins today in the Boyle house. The tree is up, the decorations are out and tonight as we do every year we attend The Salvation Army’s Christmas Gift in the City of Melbourne, Australia. This begins a month of celebrating the birth of our […]

Go for the worst

Last night as I lay down to sleep I was challenged by the Holy Spirit to ‘Go for the Worst!’. William Booth put a challenge to the soldiers of the Salvation Army to go for souls and go for the worst. In my experience we always consider ‘the […]

Thought for Today – Archie Boyle

We all need meaning, purpose and a reason for living in our lives. Without it we can be left feeling empty and unfulfilled. The 8 Principles of Celebrate Recovery are tools we can use to discover God’s purpose for our lives. Through relationship with the One True Higher […]

Thought for Today – Archie Boyle

Psalm 62:1-2 I wait quietly before God,for my victory comes from him.He alone is my rock and my salvation,my fortress where I will never be shaken. Trusting God to be my rock, salvation and fortress changes my outlook on life. I no longer need be held captive by […]

Realise that problems are inevitable

Today I am on afternoon shift on the ‘Street Outreach Van’ in Melbourne CBD. One of the things that happens on my afternoon shift days is I get to experience the family preparation for the upcoming day. This morning I was standing at the sink washing the dishes (doesn’t happen […]


1 Peter 2:19-21 It is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God. But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure […]

Learn to thank Him and trust Him

It is normal to welcome good news. Only abnormal, mentally unbalanced people fail to be affected by something good that is announced or addressed in personal terms. God could not have offered anything more or exciting or far-reaching than when He announced His personal desire to “put a […]

Sing Songs of Worship

When God does a new and wonderful thing in us it makes us want to Worship Him in singing songs of praise. Psalm 98:1 Sing a new song to the Lord,because he has done amazing things! His powerful and holy right arm has brought him another victory.