Parking by the seafront, I debated having a stroll on the prom. Then the storm broke. Instantly rivulets of rain ruined my visibility- resting my camera on the steering wheel, I trusted the automatic setting and grabbed a couple of shots.
Distorted objects, obscured details, badly mis-shapen yet just recognisable. … More Weathering the storm?
Fascinating small fruits in titanium blue set in a “star” of fuchsia-pink are produced from small white flowers. It even has an exotic name- the “Harlequin Glorybower.” … More Long Way from Home- Look, See, Pray
In place of fear Jesus offers peace- an inner tranquility that transcends circumstance. Peace in the Bible is more than the “absence of conflict.” Peace refers to the state of wholeness, wellness, being reconciled to God, and enjoying His favour. … More Peace & Tranquility – Look, see, Pray
Of course, the culture-specific examples we read in the Bible need re-applying for different situations (I don’t recall finding a neighbour’s donkey in my field recently), but the principles are for all people at all times in all places. … More John 14:15-21
An Activity To help us remember that in our Father’s house there are many dwellings, we can make a name-plate for our doors there (and in the mean-time, we can use them at our earthly home, too). You will need: Cardboard, cut to size pencil Hot-glue gun – or – PVA glue and string Thick … More John 14:1-14
On the face of it, it sounded like a good request. “Lord, show us the Father.” Good thing to ask, right?
But I can see Jesus doing a face-palm. “Oh good grief. Have you not got it yet? How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Don’t you know me, Philip?” … More John 14:8-17, (25-27)
Jesus used it in this sense in Matt 5:4 when he said blessed are those who mourn, for they will be ‘paracleted’. So here there is a sense of sitting with someone in trouble and giving them a listening ear and a cup of tea. … More John 14:23-29