“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
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
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?
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
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…
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.
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
Blossoms bow in the evening sun Knowing not what to think Their petals enchanting everyone Glowing such beautiful pink Stray blossom Avenue, Harrogate I love when the blossoms come out - I suspect everybody does. They blossom annually and the bright colour illuminates people’s hearts and Instagram feeds for a few weeks. And then the … Continue reading Blossoms bow