Their motto is "To save a life is to save all of humanity". Formed in 2013, 130 of their number have fallen, yet over 58,000 lives have been saved. They are volunteer rescue workers in Syria called "The White Helmets". The "White Helmets" documentary is 41 minutes long and is viewable through Netflix. It's hard…Read more The White Helmets – Beyond the Greatest Love
As 2016 stumbles to a close, I gotta say, it's been a weird one. I wrote recently about the deaths I have seen, and now my mind is trying to figure out all this poo-litical stuff. The two big ones are of course Trump and Brexit. It's not the vote or referendum though which is…Read more People power: Do you realise how powerful you are?
For me, 2016 started with death, it has been punctuated by death, and my most prominent memory of the close of the year, will also be of death. For the most part, these deaths have been of prominent public figures; Lemmy, David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Terry Wogan, amongst others. I reckon if Keith Richard can…Read more Our inheritance
It had been a damn tough 24 hours. Within that time, I had been given a few difficult bits of news and I was emotionally pretty much running on empty. So, I just stayed in the side office where I took that last piece of news and re-read Psalm 23 a few times. This isn't…Read more Beauty from ashes
The link popped up a few times on my Facebook feed, so I watched it. Once my eyes had dried, I figured I'd re-blog it here for both of you. I was going to tell you where the fun happens, but it's only just over 10 minutes long, so I reckon you can spare that long -…Read more Does God still heal today?
Once in while, you come across something which just grabs you. A work of art, piece of music or a picture. Maybe it's the progression of chords in a song, the way melodies interact with each other. The work of art could be an old oil painting from an artist long gone which captures an…Read more Love
Music plays a big role in the church service. Familiar hymns and songs can help us connect to God. Soft background music welcomes us in the building, or covers the throat clearing during communion, but I wonder what we see when we look at the musicians? Do we just see some folks playing instruments together? …Read more Worshipping in the broken? Here’s how.
Strength is holding on just little while longer. Strength is climbing one more hill. Strength is "maybe tomorrow ... ". Strength is letting go and falling into the unknown. Strength is getting up after you fall down. Strength is starting over. Strength is found on the other side of weakness. Strength is looking your weakness…Read more Strength
Yeah, so .. this gem cropped up on Facebook and I thought I'd share what it brought to mind. The image is of a humorous exchange between, I am guessing, a fictional Sheikh and his son who is studying abroad. ________________ Son: Dear Father, Berlin is wonderful and the people are really nice. Even though,…Read more The Sheikh’s son, the Ferrari and the train
There is some stuff on my mind right now, big things for me. I started talking to God about one of them this morning. Almost immediately a verse from a song and a bible verse came to mind. The verse of the song was from "Thank You" by Jake Hamilton. Thank you for the deserts,…Read more Thank you for the small things