“If I can just touch His cloak” The sneaky woman slunk through the crowds, fear pressing in on her heart, pushing her forward and pulling her back. “If I can just touch”. Simple words of faith bringing years of pain, suffering, isolation and rejection into the sphere of Jesus’ love grace and mercy. Someone has … Continue reading Just reach out and touch – a story of transformation
Life circumstances have a way of knocking us down. It can be relentless sometimes. Money issues, redundancy, the school bully, or the daily grind. We all get knocked down at some point. What knocks you down? What makes you not want to get up again? There’s this story of a father who comes to Jesus … Continue reading
Have you ever just wanted to run away? Have you ever felt so stressed, unhappy, depressed, scared, out of your depth, restless, bored, or just like you want to walk away from everything? I’ve felt like that a number of times, and I think it’s a pretty normal response to life when we are under … Continue reading Prodigal Justice Incarnated as Love
Not every day or week or month or even year is a good one. Some days we feel like the little boat below - washed up; stuck in the mud; in need of some care. Storms pass and things get better - Someone reminded me of that this morning. Things do get better: Struggles become … Continue reading Pass through and keep pursuing the one thing
Far too many people have this fantastical idea that life is something that just happens to us. They have a fatalistic, destiny perspective that they have been handed life as it is, and that they have no control over how it all turns out. But this could not be further from the truth. We start … Continue reading Choice, not chance, determines your destiny
Politics in the UK is awash with discord, dissention, and disgusting hypocrisy at leadership level. The world is awash with fear surrounding Covid as omicron reportedly runs rampant while politicians and scientists attempt to help nations cope. Pity they are not also working to alleviate fears. As Christmas approaches many are still homeless, hopeless, or … Continue reading What in the world is going on?
Two weeks till Christmas Day. We can adore Jesus any day, but there’s something special about remembering the coming of Jesus as a vulnerable baby. King Herod was out to kill him. The wise men (rich dudes) came to honour him. The shepherds (poor and marginalised of society) came to worship him. In the lead … Continue reading Adore him if you want
Storm winds blew, billowing through darkened streets,Shifting the landscape beneath my feet,Causing me to slip and slideFinding nowhere safe to hide. My heart pounds with real raw fearWith natures reminders you are nearAnd troubled my mind, like river, raceAs tears flow down my storm-blown face. Big Brother on the Skerries Sometimes I want to just … Continue reading Storm winds blow
Rich and poor came to adore Him O COME LET US ADORE HIM. It’s almost three weeks till Christmas Day. Family excitement levels will be rising (financial and relational pressures might be too) as each day passes. We all get busier as the day approaches ,or even looms for some). Faster, busier, louder, stressier. And … Continue reading Too stressed to adore Him
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.