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
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…
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
“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?
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