The Sheikh’s son, the Ferrari and the train

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

I see you. But through who’s eyes?

First impressions do count. When we first meet someone, we make a myriad of decisions about them.  Some of these will be accurate, some will be less accurate.  How we see someone will determine how we treat them. This initial picture will be probably decided on their demeanour, their clothes, their speech, their grooming, what…Read more I see you. But through who’s eyes?

3 sets married couple figurines on a cake. One pair men, one woman and man and one pair of women.

Gay marriage? My response might surprise you.

What do you think about same-sex marriages?  The answer will depend on who you ask.  Gay people, the state, the "Church", Christ followers, your neighbour, your parents.  Every one will have their own opinion.  It's such a contentious issue now-a-days that it's seems nearly impossible to talk about it without seeming to have an agenda. …Read more Gay marriage? My response might surprise you.

bike frame and wheels in a skip

I will never leave you or abandon you.

There is something about my kids stuff.  I find it really hard to clear it out.  When we moved to Finland, sorting out the stuff to go to the charity shop was really, really hard.  The small plastic yellow chair with the smiley face in the back?  Had to get a friend to take it…Read more I will never leave you or abandon you.

Black and white picture of a sad clown

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 ..