Well, I finally made a decision. I just could not think of a good enough reason to give up coffee. I cannot see how it would impact any benefit on my spiritual life or in what way it would help me find the discipline I need in my prayer life. If I think i drink… Continue reading Bring on the Beans
Ash Wednesday is a day of repentance and it marks the beginning of Lent. Ashes were used in ancient times, according to the Bible, to express mourning. Dusting oneself with ashes was a way of expressing sorrow for sins and faults. We didn’t have a service with Ashes at Christ Church today, we did though… Continue reading Ashes to Ashes
Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday the first day of Lent. It is about this time on Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day to you and me) that I start to panic that I should be giving something up for Lent, it seems the done thing to do. I have never been entirely sure about the idea of giving… Continue reading Leaning on Lentpost at the corner of the street…
It is 2:08am and I cannot sleep. Not that I don’t want to be ensconced merrily in dream land. What is it about this time of night that makes things go around & around your mind? Things that are not important take on monstrous dimensions when insomnia hits. It becomes a vicious circle: can’t sleep,… Continue reading Can’t Sleep
I realise that recently I have been committing a great sin, perhaps the greatest sin in the blogging world. An almost total lack of posts. So I want to repent now as I type and acknowledge that yes, I have been neglecting my blog (I have been busy, but repentance requires no explanations!). It maybe… Continue reading The unforgivable sin?
It has finally happened. The General Synod of the Church of England has decided to debate the single most controversial, divisive, polarising and shocking issue in the Church today. Yes folks: The ‘E’ Word: Evangelism! Perhaps like me you are wondering what is so controversial about evangelism. Well apparently a lot, a movement of Synod… Continue reading The ‘E’ Word
And he said: I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (Mat 18:3) What is it about snow that brings the child out in us? No matter how disrupted our day has been by the fall of snow, we still find a… Continue reading Let it Snow, let it snow, let it snow.