Rambling thoughts: Time to get back on the horse.

Up until about a year and half ago, I used to write prolifically on for this little blog and sometimes got kind feedback.  It was humbling to see that my material has been read pretty much all over the world.  And then my world turned upside-down. Key parts of my identity were suddenly lost, which…Read more Rambling thoughts: Time to get back on the horse.

When your life needs a Plan B: Life sucks but God is good

It's ironic. Looking back through this blog, it seems I mainly write posts about coping with hard times, and wondering if I can see God in them.  From taking up my guitar and singing church songs when I am just not in the mood for it (here and here) to euthanasing runts, there seems to…Read more When your life needs a Plan B: Life sucks but God is good

A guitar case leaning against a concrete wall covered with graffiti

Worshipping in the broken? Here’s how.

Music plays a big role in the church service.  Familiar hymns and songs can help us connect to God.  Soft background music welcomes us in the building, or covers the throat clearing during communion, but I wonder what we see when we look at the musicians? Do we just see some folks playing instruments together? …Read more Worshipping in the broken? Here’s how.

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 …

Paying a worker their worth

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