This is my 5th or 6th, maybe even 7th, consecutive night of disturbed sleep with increasing degrees of pain. As I write, approaching midnight on Tuesday, October 26th 2021, my left foot/big toe is in agony. Despite strong painkillers, pulsating pain persists that I’m certain I haven’t experienced before, even with a badly thrice-broken legContinue reading “Despite the Pain (A Prayer)”
Jesus. You might love Him. You might hate Him. You might reduce Him to fanciful notion and religious crutch. Jesus. Regardless, I have come to find Him to be irresistibly, insatiably and authentically Who He said He was: the Way, the Truth and the Life – the only reconciling way to know and embrace theContinue reading “What Do You Think of Jesus?”
There isn’t a greater healing possible than that of the human heart. Not a healing from angina, leaky valve problems, left ventricular hypertrophy or some other kind of disease, but healing from the unbelieving, human spirit condition of hard-heartedness, common to us all.
This month I’ve worked with a local singer/song-writer to produce a special film adapting a powerful Brennan Manning story from one of my favourite books, The Furious Longing of God.
A Process of Healing ‘But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture.’ Malachi 4:2 Four years ago I started praying for answers to major family difficulties that Nick and I hadContinue reading “In His Wings”
I read something this morning that I was blessed by & ordinarily I’d have tucked the accompanying thought away but felt I needed to write an impromptu post instead – I trust this will encourage some of you.
For several years I have been struggling to forgive a very serious series of incidents that have had a major impact on my heart and mind as well as Mairi’s. Detail is unnecessary. But, suffice to say, I have been wrestling with the cognitive wisdom of ‘knowing’ that forgiveness was needed, for my own sake,Continue reading “The Mystery of the Spectacular Ordinary “
You get chatting to someone new at church at the end of a service. To you she seems perfectly fine. She is smiley, she is polite and articulate. She is breezy. Her name is ‘any person’. Church gathered is over and you go home and quickly forget about meeting her.
Day 9- Olau Summary of Chapter 9 Verses 1-12: Chapter 8 finishes with Jesus making a staggering claim about his identity (v.58, ‘before Abraham was born, I am’), and the theme of Jesus’ identity continues in Chapter 9. In v. 5, Jesus claims to be the Light of the world, and he illustrates this byContinue reading “Look at the Lamb (Day 9)”