Sometimes I wish I could just text God …

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.". Of course, the implied continuation of that thought is, " .. and get a quick reply".  That's the thing…Read more Sometimes I wish I could just text God …

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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.

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 ..