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

Play with a pack, run with a team

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

Confidence flows from character

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

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

I awake today – a declaration of faith

I awake today to a new reality Knowing that the completed totality Of my life is restoration At the hands of the God of my salvation As I open my eyes to Christ the son Knowing that he’s the only one Powerful to gracefully restore me And heal my broken history. I awake today to … Continue reading I awake today – a declaration of faith

You are salty and lighty – Spiritual thoughts about Discipleship

You are the salt of the earth. The disciple is the salt of the earth. The disciple of Christ is created to bring goodness (flavour) into the world around them just as salt brings flavour to food. What do we do at school when our friends are swearing and the conversations are not what we … Continue reading You are salty and lighty – Spiritual thoughts about Discipleship

Rest to refresh your soul

Those who know me know that faith plays a large part in the strength I’ve found in my life journey. Taking time out to reflect and think have been important disciplines. Isaiah 40:31 Putting faith aside, it is important to stop; to reflect; to rest and renew your strength. When we carry burdens our strength … Continue reading Rest to refresh your soul

Finding joy isn’t dependent upon your circumstances

There is a lie we believe about joy. We are told or taught, or somehow come to believe that joy is based solely on our circumstances. I don’t know where this notion comes from, but I know it’s not true in the experiences of many people. Watch any movie and you will notice moments of … Continue reading Finding joy isn’t dependent upon your circumstances