When time freezes, and as compassion rises, simple words are all we need. God does hear our cry- and we cry for the world. Then we stand against the dark, reflecting the Light of the World. … More Frozen Time- Look, See, Pray
Western culture is so geared to measure results, be efficient, cut out the waste, that it can become poison to our souls. Is admiring daffodils a “waste” of time? Or stopping to think, to breathe, to laugh at jokes, admire photos, play with children, spend time with people we love- waste??? Never! … More Stop striving- Look, See, Pray
What has religion to do with politics? Christian faith affects ALL of my life and my interaction with others. Belief that is trotted out on Sunday for a public gallop is of little relevance if it has nothing to say about injustice, deception or greed the rest of the week. … More Through the Glass, Darkly… Look, See, Pray
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Psalm 34:14 (NLT) Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it. On a scale of 1 to 10, how fed up are you with watching the news? Every headline is dramatic, every event is a potential crisis, and what wouldn’t we give…
The last few leaves remaining on the beech tree. A few survived the autumnal cull, a few more clung on through the frostiest nights… but now it is all over bar the final flutter.
New buds and shoots are forming in the longer light and warmer airs. They will put fresh pressure on old joints, and the “old guard” are already colourfully crisp and comatose. Out with the old, and in with the new! … More Last Rites of Winter? Look, See, Pray
It was a “soft” morning. The air was cool, the breeze gentle, and the dampness had scattered delicate drops over the petals. Such days are a gift, a kindness from God. It was a calm day. No-one seemed in a hurry. People passed in the park with a friendly word. We all stopped to see … More Simple Kindness- Look, See, Pray
The open door and the footsteps on the path remind me of a story.
A young man was impatient, rude, and disrespectful toward his father. Demanding his inheritance, and grabbing the cash, he went off to enjoy living. Friends are easy to find when you’re well off, and money is always easy to spend, so for a while he had fun. Then the money ran out. He tried working on zero-hour contracts, but had a thin time of it. … More Welcome home- Look, See, Pray