Choice, not chance, determines your destiny

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

What in the world is going on?

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?

Storm winds blow

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

Too stressed to adore Him

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

Wise warriors don’t travel…

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…

“Killing the Lone Ranger” – a basic theology of missional community

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