Love the Lord your God … Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these. Mark 12:30-31 I find it fascinating how so much of the language people use to explore Christian spirituality is the language of sorrow for our sins. While this is a central element of Christian tradition, I would suggest […]Read More Only the opening act
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Philippians 4:5-9 I don’t know how to start this article other than write the sad news that my mother passed away last week. Last Wednesday was mum’s last breath as she went to be with the LORD. I rejoice in this promise that mum […]Read More A mother’s last breath inevitably changes us
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. Psalm 62:5 ESV Whatever spiritual style we enjoy or operate in, the most important step we will all take involves cultivating a home for silence in our heart. Silence is difficult. It’s confusing. What, exactly, is supposed to happen while […]Read More Befriend Silence
‘I pray that your love will overflow more and more’ – Philippians 1:9 NLT Our family enjoys walking, however many times we do not plan well. We end up walking further than we had planned with little or no provision. Time and time again we plan to go on a short walk and walk a […]Read More Prayer is about nothing if not love
‘Your commands are my chart and guide. I long for your instructions more than I can tell.’ (Psalm 119:19-20 TLB) Recently, I came across a quote from Paul Tillich, a Lutheran Protestant […]Read More Where are we pointing the bow of the ship?
‘Behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’ Matthew 28:20 ESV Behold – It’s a word that is a little archaic, but I wonder that as we journey with Christ, beholding may need to be reinstated in common everyday language, at least among Christians. It’s a word that for me has taken […]Read More Beholding
With you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light – Psalm 36:9 Everyone is unique. We all have distinctive personalities, diverse gifts, different values, particular beliefs – even among people who hold the same spiritual traditions. As a result of our diversity the inward call – that call or encounter with God […]Read More Disturbance of the Equilibrium