Life a maze?

Many years ago, when I was working in central London, I took a Sunday trip out to Hampton Court. Well, let me tell you, it is indeed a magnificent Tudor building which is well worth the visit. However, towards mid-afternoon, I realised I needed to leave soon to catch my train. For some reason, I [...]

It’s all in the mind

Last night's movie was 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'. It's a very dark story which must be quite scary for children. Not least that the hero dies. But in a scene set in a heavenly King Cross Station, Harry asks the dead Dumbledore, "Is this all going on in my head or is it [...]

Writing the answer

He prayed on his knees. He prayed standing. He prayed sitting. But he had never heard the voice of God. So he started to write down his prayers. At first no more than a few lines - big issues and real problems. He still heard nothing. Yet he wrote on, enjoying the confidence of pen [...]

Easter Hope from Suffering

In the height of summer sitting outside my caravan under a tree in Oxford, the chill of Easter seems far away. Yet a few days ago those balmy days came back me when I found a book given to me by my cousin over that holiday. More to the point, it’s heart rending story reminded [...]

11 May – What to do this Sunday

  This Sunday we are  thinking about meeting two disciples on the road to Emmaus. They were dispirited after Jesus’ crucifixion. And although they had heard about his resurrection, they just didn’t believe it! But now a stranger hurries after them and explains God’s whole plot.   They invite him in to eat and what [...]