Your will be done
So, thanks for coming back for more. In the last post I tried to figure out what the first couple of lines of the Lord’s Prayer mean to me. I tried to get my head around the idea of being able to call a Holy God, Father. The next couple of lines that I want to think about now are about God’s Kingdom being on earth in the same way as it is in heaven. Continue reading “The Lord’s Prayer 2/5 – Your will be done”
For Christ followers the world over, the “Lord’s Prayer” is probably the most important prayer and one that is also known off by heart by many of those who don’t follow Christ. Continue reading “The Lord’s Prayer 1/5 – Our Father in Heaven”
Have you ever had that feeling when the food cupboard is getting empty again, milk is running low and money doesn’t arrive until the day after tomorrow? It always works out in the end, but we’ve probably all had that day-before-the-wages-come feeling. Image what would happen if guests arrived, just at this point in the month. Continue reading “Mary, Martha and a loaf bread”
Here is a snippet from an imagined conversation I didn’t hear as I passed a dad walking his son to daycare one morning.
“Dad, am I Finnish?”
“No son, you are Chinese.”, smiled the father. Continue reading “In Finland, but not Finnish”
Since the terrible news started coming out of Iraq about the ethnic cleansing, even genocide, of Christians, Muslims, Yazidis and other minority groups, a cry has gone up about the apparent lack of outrage from Christians. Why are they so quiet? Continue reading “Why are the Christians quiet?”
In a number of my posts I refer to myself as a Christ follower or Jesus follower, and I got to asking myself why I prefer this over the term Christian.
Here goes … Continue reading “What’s with this “Christ follower” thing anyway?”
As Christ followers, Christians, we sometimes have it drummed into us that we need to be telling others about Jesus, maybe with some kind of wild eyed fervour. But what if we just don’t feel it? Maybe there is no daily euphoric high, no constant state of rapture that we feel we need to tell about Jesus as if we’ve stumbled upon some amazing new drug. Continue reading “That’s just the way it is: Mr. Potato Head Christianity”
.. and I feel fine.
At work we are getting ready for some big changes. The vast majority of Mega-Corp is being bought out by Really-Mega-Corp at some point in the very near future. The actual date is shrouded in mystery and I’ve only a vague idea of what will happen after the change. Continue reading “It’s the end of the world as we know it ..”
As some will know, Dream is a three year old Miniture
Snowzer Sknautzer Schnauzer. She’s a little introverted, but otherwise typical. She loves attention, fighting games, tug-o-war, chasing in the forest, etc. She’s not however keen about being groomed. Clipping her claws is a nightmare but she has got used to having floppy frog-sized ticks plucked off her. Continue reading “Darn dog!”