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 …
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. What I want to say, is that every once in a while we come across someone who epitomises everything we believe in and aspire to be. They could be a rock…Read more Don’t be like Todd White.
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?
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…Read more Everyone keeps dying …
A quick re-blog of "People Are Awesome"'s 2015 compilation on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLT3A0a3hoQ I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14)
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.
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 …
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”.
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. There is a bit in the story where the angels show up. If it's a school production it will be performed by the cute blond haired kid…Read more 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,…Read more When Christians feel low ..