Crow stood caw caw cawing and strong Like the eternal spirit of God Clackity clack and peckity pack Defying Hughes’ every poem and song About the nature of this sod. As She steals her identity back.
I’ve toyed with the phrase ‘pilgrim warrior’ in my mind and heart for a few years now. For tonight, I have this thought: “Wise warriors do not travel alone” I met someone from the Sudan this weekend - she is a student at a local college and her mother travelled with her. There’s safety in … Continue reading Wise warriors don’t travel…
I recently saw this by BANKSY. When I look at it I can see life bursting out of it. What do you see? Life goes on regardless of our personal circumstances. It moves, ebbing and flowing, sometimes drowning us in its undertow; sometimes catching us up on the waves as we ride the surf with … Continue reading Life is to be enjoyed
The following article is something I wrote a number of years ago and posted on http://www.gcdiscipleship.com. I hope it gives us a bit of food for thought about mission and discipleship within the context of community as being more healthy that of ‘going it alone' on the journey of faith. DISCIPLES WERE NEVER MEANT TO … Continue reading “Killing the Lone Ranger” – a basic theology of missional community
Hard times surround us in life Surrounding with darkness Shadow days of trouble and strife Seeking to steal my breath. But fallen, I choose to rise Rising like a lion proud I lift up my head to the skies Knowing your light is all around.
This morning I’m at a football tournament watching my daughter play. As they practiced shooting it struck me that all the teams practicing in that moment were only practicing scoring goals. No one was passing, tackling or communicating. Why? I suspect in every child’s mind there is the thought that they want to be the … Continue reading Play with a pack, run with a team
It’s the easiest thing to have a bitter mind and hardened heart when you are experiencing pain, trauma or grief. Better not bitter Keep a good heart and don’t get bitter. Aim to be kind. Aim to be compassionate. Aim to be better, not bitter. When life is going swimmingly it’s actually really easy. It’s … Continue reading Better not bitter
The lone fisherman A lone fisherman walks home,Trout in his bag, and head cleared by a few hours of solitude and silence. I bumped into him on a walk today and chatted for a few minutes. His demeanour was pure calm from his few hours alone wading the waters, casting for trout. A friend asked … Continue reading Your Silence grows your peacefulness
I posted a few days ago about character being attributes that flow OUT of us in life’s circumstances. The quality of our character dictates the strength of our lives. And the strength of our lives is linked with the confidence we have on the inside flowing to the outside. For example, patience is stronger than … Continue reading Confidence flows from character
Character isn’t something you can fabricate when life is in the furnace. It is developed throughout your life. It is formed and reinforced through every thought, action and experience you go through. When you’re in a tight spot it is your true character that will come out of you. A person truly functions out of … Continue reading Develop your character