A way from anxiety

Matthew 6:25-34 Living Bible (TLB) I know I am a worrier. However, more recently, I have started to worry about being a worrier. Not least, I seem to get wound up about the most illogical of things at times like holidays when I have least to worry about. In the end, I am not sure there [...]

Impossibly Deep

Impossibly deep   How did Jesus bear the humiliation When they taunted him and beat him? Could he still see the throne when his nose was in the dust?   Some days it’s hard to lift my eyes. To remember why I do this, why I follow. Some days the words of love you command [...]

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 [...]

Nice to see you!

Luke 18.31-42 Luke 19.1-10   The King James Version of the bible has many faults. But the one I enjoyed most, as a small boy, was the direct translation from Latin of the tax-collector as a publican. The mental image of some poor bartender polishing glasses up a tree amused me no end.   But [...]

Hope

2 Corinthians 4.1-6, 4.7-17   Lord Hope, the celebrated judge, was the Lord High Commissioner at both this year’s and last year’s Church of Scotland General Assemblies in Edinburgh. In an address to the assembled commissioners he said that his father was a very organised person. So when they went on their annual holiday by [...]

What to do this Sunday – 27 April 2014

Not able to go to church this Sunday - don’t worry. Here is a short act of worship.   Firstly still your minds, concentrate on breathing slowly and letting go of the future.   Focussing on the ‘now’  by relaxing into the music clip below.   Read the story of Christ appearing to disciples articularly [...]

What to do this Sunday – Easter Day

Easter is not like Christmas! Since, over Easter we encounter all that is good and bad about being human. For we see cruelty, corruption and pain. But we also see compassion, accompaniment and sacrifice. Above all, we see God in the unbelievable acceptance of human nastiness and His ability to defeat the worst of all [...]