This morning I was listening to Premier Praise while driving to work. The song Only By Grace* came on. I was thrilled. I love that song. It reminds me of childhood. It reminds me of Sunday worship at the Baptist Chapel I attend, when Ian was the Minister there. There was only one difference -… Continue reading Only By Grace
I can't believe it! The worst has happened. I knew I should have kept watch outside his tomb. Peter, James and John thought it best for me to go home, but I now wish I'd trusted my instinct rather than them! Yesterday was very solemn and the distress still overwhelming. Now I'm even more lost.… Continue reading Bad News; Good News
I'm completely devastated. What am I going to do now? The one I loved more than anyone else is dead. Perhaps more importantly, the only person who has ever loved me is dead. Even though it was never romantic, or sexual, it was the best sort of love anyone could wish for. The gentle but… Continue reading I’m devastated
As far as Psalms go, this one is not too long. At 40 verses, though, it took me several minutes to read. I'll insert the Psalm here; before writing about it further: Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; 2 for like the grass they will soon… Continue reading Psalm 37
I've missed writing, but I've struggled to get back into it. My mental health hasn't been great recently, but, having said that I've actually taken some positive steps in my recovery. Of course, if I stop to look back on the past month, it's been filled with lots of blessings. One of the biggest blessings… Continue reading I’m Back!
I've spent a lot of the day writing. I'm writing a book about the complexities of Christian discipleship. It's hard going; I'm finding myself challenged a lot by what I'm writing. One of the ways I learn is by teaching others. I usually have an 'ah ha' moment when I teach, or help others learn… Continue reading Propitiation
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
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