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?
This item was first blogged for Lent 3 A 2017 A Reflection Archbishop Sheen said “Hearing nuns’ confessions is like being stoned to death with popcorn.” It’s funny, but it set me thinking. Why do we confess our sins anyway? Particularly if, like those nuns, your sins are on the level of “I ate the … More Romans 5:1-11 – Christ died for the Ungodly
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An Activity In the Bible, the word ‘love’ means more than just a warm-and-fuzzy feeling. Love is active. God loved us and did something about it. If we say we love God, we should be doing something about it. Our love for God includes obey. This handy foldable helps us…
I went to the local park which has been partially flooded. It could have been quite depressing- but the daffodils had other ideas. Surviving the gales, the downpours and floods, their beautiful golden crown-and-trumpets resolutely proclaimed hope. So a simple thought for today: every time you see daffodils, remember Paul’s instruction to the early Christians: … More Hope on a stick – Love, See, Pray
Always exciting, getting a parcel! And even more exciting when it’s a loads of brand-new books. Mmmn, that new-book smell! (Sadly, probably solvents that melt your brain.) Get your sticky mitts on one today in paperback or Kindle and rememebr that there’s a free book up for grabs if you buy a copy and send … More New Books! Plus ‘Make a Joyful Noise’ Drama Script
This is the text of a recent devotion I wrote for the United Reformed Church*. Click here to visit their site. * Please note that author’s opinion may not represent that of the United Reformed Church in general. It’s possible that some of them even like the stuff! Reflection Come with me to the land … More Marmite Nightmare! Romans 6:12-23
As the tide drops, it quickly becomes evident that the rocks have tenants… and the tenants have squatters.
Colonies of limpets cling with considerable force to the rock surface. Life is a struggle. … More Hold on tight! – Look, See, Pray
These seagulls taught me a lesson about persistence. The tide was ebbing on a cold morning, and these gulls decided it would be more comfortable out of the water. Gull One was fine. His (or her) breakwater post was above the surface. Gull Two had a struggle. Every time it sat on its chosen perch, the gentle swell came in just high enough to float the gull off again. … More Persistence is a virtue- Look, See, Pray
The air is cool; dew bestows delicate diamonds on leaves, petals, spider’s webs… What I see and hear inspires me to think, write, and take photos- and then I can share some of these meditative moments with you. … More It’s not too late… Look, See, Pray
Doing A common New Testament word we translate as ‘sin’ is ἁμαρτία (hamartia), and it’s used for when you throw a spear but miss the target. So sin is missing God’s target. We can play a game to illustrate this. Have a small area for a ‘hit’ and everything else is a ‘miss’. You will … More 2 Samuel 11:26 – 12:13a – On Top of Mount Stupid