Wow, it is dusty in here... I've been busy in the mornings which is my time to write. But today I had a burning desire to share something with you. I wrote 3 years ago about today's verse. X Marks the Spot. I stand by what I wrote then, this is an extension I think. Deep … Continue reading Make Space
He found Saul and brought him back to Antioch. The two of them spent an entire year there, meeting with the church and teaching huge numbers of people.It was there, in Antioch, where the term “Christian” was first used to identify disciples of Jesus. Acts 11:26 Paul was a marvellous servant of God. His work, … Continue reading Externalise
I was talking to someone about prayer, about a prayerful life. They said, quite rightly, that they want it to be something natural, that flows from them not worked for. I agree. I was discussing the phrase in Philippians where Paul encourages us to work out our salvation with fear and trembling. Confusing because salvation … Continue reading When is Work not Work?
Why is it that when we are told to not do something we have to do that exact thing? I'm certain we've all done that at least once or twice. A wet paint sign so we pop a finger down. Don't walk on the grass so we step on it. No dogs allowed but we … Continue reading Long Term Planning
There's a lot of shouting going on about 'rights', about what we are entitled to, what's ours and what we are going to do to make sure no-one takes anything away from us. I'm not going to get into that political, emotional discussion, not commenting on that hotbed of feels - except where it applies … Continue reading Do Not Like
We've been singing a song at church recently and this morning I could not get the chorus out of my mind. In fact, I was singing the chorus quietly all round Costco as I shopped. At the cross, You beckon me You draw me gently to my knees And I am lost for words, so … Continue reading Sweetly Broken?
Psalm 119 is probably my favourite psalm. It is full of wisdom and advice for living a life that glorifies God. The psalmist is brutally honest with himself and with God and he lays himself open to correction for guidance and help with the hard decisions we all have to make. The commands, laws, precepts … Continue reading Sojourner
Just as water reflects a person’s true face, so the human heart reflects a person’s true character. Proverbs 27:19 Actions speak louder than words - what we do is who we really are because what we do springs from how we really feel, what we really think. We can say the nicest, kindest, most proper … Continue reading First Response
Well, what a day! This isn't a political post but I'd like to comment on something I heard as I watched the results come in. The commentators were discussing how Hillary lost. They talked about the way both candidates were seen. They talked about the perceptions people gained from listening to talk about the candidates and … Continue reading Eyes On Me