Life and other catastrophes · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are

How to use our smallness to shine God’s big light

In J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, Gandalf says to his friend Frodo: “All you must decide is how to use the time that is given to you.” I often ask God what he wants me to do with the time allocated to me. The short life he’s given me. In my mind, it’s as… Continue reading How to use our smallness to shine God’s big light

C.S. Lewis · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are

‘We are on the outside of the world’

What delights you and draws you in? What are the things in life that take your breath away? Beauty certainly invites us – beckons us… But even the most gorgeous moment can leave us wanting. Often, just as we’ve stumbled upon ‘perfection’ and ‘ultimate happiness’, something intrudes upon it. C.S. Lewis describes our hunger for… Continue reading ‘We are on the outside of the world’

Life and other catastrophes · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing

Seduced by glitzy baubles and trinkets

I’ve been missing God lately. Missing his glory. I haven’t chosen very often to look for it, or allow myself to see it. I haven’t taken much time to bask in his creation, or wander through his Word… or even sit down and talk with him. I haven’t asked him questions, or allowed myself to… Continue reading Seduced by glitzy baubles and trinkets