Yesterday I was reading Bible Gateway. I prefer to read the Bible on the go, rather than not at all. Or at least, if I'm very busy, I'd rather do it on the go, rather than not at all. I know that's not ideal. Of course, I prefer to carve out time and sit and… Continue reading Living and Loving
I've had a tough week, for a variety of reasons. Despite my positive last post I've been sorely tempted to give up with my recovery. I even spent a few days last week feeling suicidal again. I didn't act on it and rested instead - seeking appropriate support and taking my 'emergency' medication. I managed… Continue reading Just When I was About To Give Up!
This last week I have been writing a chapter in my book 'Complexity: The Puzzle of Discipleship'. The chapter is titled 'Truth and Integrity'. It's interested me that, despite being a stickler for the truth, I understood so little about the subject. It's unravelled what I thought I knew, and set free the truth that… Continue reading Truth
These three. Those of you familiar with the Scriptures might know that these three are mentioned at the end of a very familiar passage - mainly used at weddings. Yes, that's right, 1 Corinthians 13. Despite its familiarity, it's a particularly difficult chapter to practice. We usually refer to this chapter as the 'love chapter',… Continue reading Faith, Hope, Love
I have a 'thank you' to say to someone who doesn't even know me. Philippa Hanna has written a devotional book which I picked up for the first time today. In today's reflection/devotional she speaks about rejection - particularly rejection towards creatives for their work. She mentions that people like Walt Disney were rejected for… Continue reading Anxiety and Comfort
Today I read 1 John chapter 4 in the New King James Version. It was too long for me to simply speak about it all, so I've decided to write 'sermon-style' blog posts on each section over a few days. For today's post I'll speak about 1 John 4: 1-6, which says "Beloved, do not believe… Continue reading 1 John 4 – Part 1
This morning, with my cup of tea (gasp - it's meant to be 'morning coffee with Abba' not 'morning tea with Abba'), I read Ephesians 5 in the New King James Version (NKJV). I'm not sure why, but I've chosen to write about verses 8-10 which says, 'For you were once darkness, but now you are light… Continue reading Walking in Light
Firstly let me start by wishing you a Happy New Year. This morning I woke up with an image in my mind for a painting, which I'll do later. It's linked to the verse, 'Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.'
21 So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning in Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the district of Galilee, 23… Continue reading Day 31: A Nazarene
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” (Matthew 2:1-2) In these verses we… Continue reading Day 21: Visitors from the East