So, I am sat here, with my damn phone in my hand, and thinking, “I wish I could send a text message to God. Just to, you know, check in. Let him know how things are.”.
Be like you.
Okay, that’s the daft hook of the way. Now read on to see why being you is better than being Todd. Continue reading “Don’t be like Todd White.”
Yeah, it’s been a wierd start to the year. Lemmy, Bowie and Rickman have all packed their bags and shuffled off their mortal coils. May they rest in peace, and may God surround their family and friends with His peace, grace and comfort as they grieve. But with the deaths of these prominent figures, it’s started me thinking … Continue reading “Everyone keeps dying …”
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 away for me! Continue reading “I will never leave you or abandon you.”
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. Continue reading “My feeble, whispered, faithless prayer …”
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. 🙂 Continue reading “5 things to do when there is no reason to say “thank you”.”
I had a small revelation reading the weekly church bulletin this week. It contained the usual notices you would expect along with the spoilers for the Christmas story. Continue reading “This Christmas thing ..”
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, not even the pastors seem to be exempt from having a bad day or three. Continue reading “When Christians feel low ..”