I was going on about this blog to one of the ducklings, trying to explain about how the Christian faith still holds water when it just seems like it's held together with sticky-tape and string. Somehow we got onto Psalm 23, probably we were talking about the "Beauty from ashes" post. Anyways, we got to…Read more That bit about the banquet in the enemy camp
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
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
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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzqTFNfeDnE This got shown today during the church meeting. I found it moving and inspiring so I thought I'd share it. A sermon of Dr. S.M. Lockridge, set to music with some beautiful visuals. Text from the youtube page: Visuals set to the audio of the famous sermon "Seven Way King" (aka That's My King)…Read more Do you know my king?
If there is one taboo topic, one elephant in the room in the church, it's the Tithe. High on the list of topics which can evoke strong feelings. As Christ followers there are of course other topics which get our blood pressure up but they come and go with the seasons. Subjects which easily get…Read more Paying a worker their worth
Just as water can bubble out of the ground to form a spring at the lowest point in the forest, it seems that God can bubble out of us at even the low points in our lives. Uhrilähde is fresh water spring in Satakunta, West Finland. It's the weirdest thing to watch. In the middle…Read more Have you ever seen bubbling sand?
I have to say, I was pretty interested to read in the press about Angelina Jolie praying for the rain to stop during the filming of "Unbroken". I love this kind of stuff, I really do, but there something much more important I want to write about. This story was the actually last of three…Read more Angelina Jolie prayed for the rain to stop. So?
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…Read more Mary, Martha and a loaf bread
Life had thrown us a few curve balls, and a close friend asked why Christians sometimes seem to have such a rough time of things. She knows where we are at as a family and she has seen a close relative who was also a Christian suffer, and ultimately loose, a long battle with cancer. …Read more Weight training when life sucks: Why does God allow suffering?