Hi, Welcome to day 5 of my advent reflections where we reflect on the gospel according to Luke together. To read the previous reflections please click: 1, 2, 3, and 4. Let's start by reading the chapter together... I'm using Bible Gateway's Good News Translation, but you can follow along with any translation you like.… Continue reading Advent Reflection – Day 5
Good morning, It's a bit difficult to welcome you all in the same way because some of you might be new to this blog or series of blogs for advent. For those of you who are new here: I write faith-based and mental health awareness blogs. For the coming weeks I'm writing a series of… Continue reading Advent Reflection – Day 4
Today we'll be looking at chapter 3 of the gospel according to Luke. If you're new here, welcome! I've been writing on this blog for the past 2 years. I write about my faith and my mental health recovery. Currently I'm working through the 24 chapters of the gospel according to Luke (Click here for… Continue reading Advent Reflection – Day 3
The next few weeks will see us read and reflect on the Gospel according to Luke together (Read Day 1 here). Today we'll be reading Luke 2 (I'm using the Good News Translation from Bible Gateway today, but you can read along using any version you like).
This year I thought I'd take a chapter of the gospel according to Luke each day and reflect on it over the next 24 days leading up to Christmas. At the end of each reflection will be the chapter that I am reflecting on. I will use a variety of bible versions throughout the next… Continue reading Day 1 of Advent – Luke 1
Two years ago I wrote a series of reflections for the whole month of December, which I shared again last year. This year I'm going to write new reflections, for days 1-24 of December. These will be short reflections where I study the Gospel according to Luke. I'll be taking a chapter a day and… Continue reading It’s nearly that time of year again!
Wow! My blog has got rather dusty! I didn't realise quite how long it had been since I last wrote on here. I opened my Bible at 1 Samuel and then Jeremiah before arriving at Romans. I started reading the section in Romans 12 about love. I thought I would write on that, but then… Continue reading Doxology
I was contemplating naming this blog post "For the Love of God", but I thought that might anger some. However, the content of this blog is likely to anger some anyhow. I want to speak about grace. First of all I'd like to ask a direct question to those who know me. Should I be… Continue reading For All – The Hope of Grace
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