A sad sabbath silent
no need to be violent
left to go rotten-
unless Death learns to die. … More God’s Son of surprises! Look, See, Pray
A sad sabbath silent
Before weather forecasting became so technical, people had to rely on their own observations and collected “wisdom.” Even now, the science is not fool-proof: in Britain, the wisest people have a coat or umbrella handy at all times. … More Faith, Hope, Love- Look, See, Pray
Free Books! Several folks have contacted me recently about using Walking to Bethlehem as their church’s Advent book, and asking if there are bulk packs available. Sadly, my publisher does not do discounted multi-packs, but I have a solution! I have five signed copies to give away to the first five people to contact me … More Advent Wreath Reflections + Free Books!
The photographs were taken at Vancouver Aquarium, where strange shapes move in even stranger ways. Jellyfish- what oddities of creation! Tanks full of them in different colours, semi-transparent, fascinating and scary. Some are very dangerous with a venomous sting that can cripple or kill. Sounds like a virus! … More Strange and scary – Look, See, Pray
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?
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
OK, one final extra resource, in case of last-minute panics. This script was written for the yoof group at my church, and can be performed with puppets (so you don’t need to learn lines) or by people. Don Key, a chat-show host, interviews Wally Jumper, a shepherd, Dr Wiseman and Mary, (plus their animals) but … More Hope Is Coming
Tantalising picture? It gives some information, but isn’t completely obvious. Have a guess… There’s water. And reflections. Quite a bright green, but a nondescript earth or mud- or something. No obvious external point of reference. You’ll have to accept my explanation or choose to disbelieve. Creamy yellow, sky blue, boxy shapes, reflected in water. Those … More Please explain… Look, See, Pray
What has been experienced in 2018 needs to be acknowledged before God and in the gathering of the believers. Faith requires forms of worship that embrace suffering and well as joy, hope alongside despair. Our world contains the good and the bad, and integrity demands both should be acknowledged. … More Beginning or End? – Look, See, Pray
A prayer: Lord God, we see the confusion and anger in our society. The boundaries have been broken, and injustice and poverty afflict many frightened, lonely and angry people. Lord, please act in grace and mercy to bring healing and restored hope in our land. … More A nation divided- Look, See, Pray