My feeble, whispered, faithless prayer …

It's hard to figure out sometimes what is going on when we enter spiritually dry seasons in our lives.  Calling this arid, dusty spiritual time a "Desert Experience" makes it seem somehow noble and worthwhile, almost heroic.  For those going through the desert, it can be an intensely lonely time and desperate time. The Desert…Read more My feeble, whispered, faithless prayer …

5 things to do when there is no reason to say “thank you”.

On the face of it, this seems to be yet another gloomy post from a semi-depressed Brit hammering his way through another Finnish winter, but stay with me.  It's gets better.  🙂 These words aren't necessarily from me.  Many of them have come from much wiser, and sometimes older, people than me.  If you spot…Read more 5 things to do when there is no reason to say “thank you”.

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When Christians feel low ..

I toyed with titling this piece "When Christians get depressed", but that wouldn't be honest.  I'm not depressed, my wife had me tested.  But seriously, amongst Jesus's followers there are a few elephants in the room, and this is one of them.  Christians do actually get low, blue and yes, even depressed.  God help us,…Read more When Christians feel low ..

The Lord’s Prayer 5/5 – Protect us from evil

Part 5. Protect us from evil. This line is translated a few ways NIV: Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. GNT: Do not bring us to hard testing, but keep us safe from the Evil One CEV: Keep us from being tempted and protect us from evil I've put several translations…Read more The Lord’s Prayer 5/5 – Protect us from evil