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
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!
I've had a lot of time to think the past few days... I've been resting with a trapped nerve in my neck/shoulder - it's been agony! Thankfully sorted out by a physiotherapist today. As I've been resting I've been thinking about various aspects of my faith. These areas have mainly been around love, sexuality, inclusion… Continue reading Pondering
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
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
This morning, I read Bible Gateway's Word for the Day with the intention of writing about whatever verses were used. I'm now wishing I hadn't! Today's Scripture is, “Wash yourselves, make yourselves clean; Put away the evil of your doings from before My eyes. Cease to do evil, Learn to do good; Seek justice, Rebuke the oppressor; Defend the fatherless, Plead for the widow."… Continue reading I don’t know how to write about that!