You may be familiar with the story of the 'Good Samaritan', the one about the good guy who helps his enemy by rescuing his beaten up and bloodied body out of the gutter and paying for his recovery. Do you know the backstory to this story, the brackets before and after, and the reason why Jesus… Continue reading The Call to Love our Enemies Exposes our Hearts
'Who do you say I am?' - Jesus Christ's Son-of-God status humiliated through His Son-of-man sacrifice opened the way for us to have a heavenly future worth more than any earthly thing. The big question is, what is your answer to His question?
This is a brand new idea and one I hope to post consistently about a Sunday morning's sermon in a nutshell. Also a fun way to play with image editing software! What did you come away with from the place you worshipped at today that you'd like to share?
Gosh, I just realised something - I think I inadvertently told a few lies when I got married!! I'd better tell my hubby and apologise (it's been over two decades of deceit, hope he understands). I seem to remember that I promised to love him UNconditionally, for better or worse, 'til death, or something to… Continue reading A Cord of Three Strands…
I recently heard an Israeli man speak at a Christian meeting and some of the things he said took me by surprise, some of it shocked me and some shamed me. I am amazed that these things have been in front of my eyes for so long and yet I haven't seen them! Perhaps I'm not… Continue reading An Open Letter of Apology from a Christian to the Jews – Our Common Stumbling Block.
It has been six weeks since my previous post and that's because words lost all meaning when my sister called me to tell me there was no more hope for her little boy. Then the sounds and words that came from my mouth are not ones I can rewrite. There is nothing that anyone can… Continue reading Unspeakable grief – when our words fail: The Word.
Christmas - a time of reflection, family, faith and a baby. I was thinking how a lot happens in 365 days and it made me wonder just how many babies are born each year. (Two arrived to two of my siblings so they are in part responsible). I did a little bit of an online… Continue reading Another year older, another year wiser?