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.
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 “
Our Father Who art in heaven Hallowed be Your Name Your kingdom come, Your will be done On Earth as it is in heaven Give us today our daily bread And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who’ve sinned against us Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil For YoursContinue reading “Tired of Terror”
According to PM David Cameron in his 2015 Easter speech that most of us have heard, the UK remains a Christian country because the government help to repair Cathedrals and older church buildings that, supposedly, represent the ‘living active force’ who are the local church. Mr Cameron also pointed to the phenomenal welfare efforts of the churchContinue reading “Mr Cameron, Please Take Note”
Because of Jesus’ blood shed on the cross for you and for me, our daily waking reality is one of jubilee – i.e. we get to wake up every single morning knowing that we have been set free from the kingdom of darkness, released from the dominion of sin, forgiven from everything past, present and future and ‘delivered’ or ‘transferred’ into the kingdom of the Son!
This one word sums up the only impulse for our continuing prayer and love for God that sometimes may seem to flicker rather than blaze. Like a heart that only beats because it was created to be myogenic. When you feel as though you don’t desire God as you should, as you want to, rememberContinue reading “Prevenient “
Occasionally I’ll hear a lyric in a song of worship that will make me wince. Brooke Fraser’s bridge section from Hosanna is a good example of this where she pens, “Heal my heart and make it clean…break my heart for what breaks Yours”. We sing, we follow suit, we play…but, really? Break my heart –Continue reading “Mercy Mercy”