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

Sometimes we need to get a clue about the state of our hearts

Sometimes we’re clueless when it comes to our hearts. And by that I mean our motives. The things that drive our action or inaction. We might take stabs at the truth. We guess at why we did what we did; why we might’ve reacted so strongly… but sometimes it’s like we’re feeling our way through… Continue reading Sometimes we need to get a clue about the state of our hearts

Life and other catastrophes · Music · Relating to God · Spiritual growth and healing · The way we are

Let the river run…

Times of transition call for reflection. Change can cause us to doubt, question, and grieve the season before… As we turn a corner – as the river of our life swishes round another bend – we look up, and wonder why. Then we brace ourselves, and roll with it – ready or not… What rivers… Continue reading Let the river run…

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

Our stories have value

Today, over florentines and coffee, I heard how two of my church friends came to know Jesus. I love hearing people’s faith stories. They remind me how God uses people – ordinary people like you and me – to share the truth of his grace. They also remind me that people are complex, and often… Continue reading Our stories have value

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

Which road sign?

“May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance.” (2 Thessalonians 3:5) This is Paul’s prayer for the Thessalonian church in a letter which encourages them not to veer from the truth. They, like us, are on a path of faith which takes them down many puzzling detours. We don’t always know… Continue reading Which road sign?

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

Angel in the rain-drenched car park

I’d enjoyed a night worshipping God at a women’s church event, and heard a stirring message about His love for me and the rest of the world. I’d come alone, and had a pleasant time browsing afterwards at the book-shop before heading outside to my car. But I was met by a sudden downpour. The rain was torrential,… Continue reading Angel in the rain-drenched car park