Wise innocence in Advent

Photo by Vinu00edcius Vieira ft on Pexels.com The cartoon shows the Wise Men on the way to Bethlehem. One is saying – I still think we should have gone for the Pampers, tiny vests and a teddy! The truth is the Nativity story has remoulded more times than even Dicken’s Christmas Carol. It is used [...]

God’s gift of music

Here in Britain we coming to the end of an exceptionally warm summer. Although the heat was sometimes trying, it was also an invitation to get out and enjoy God’s world. Because, our planet is a truly amazing and beautiful gift. However, hills and glens are not his only divine donation to our well-being. This [...]

Who’s Listening

I once had a boss who answered every complaint with the words – ‘I hear what you say’. This was code for him doing nothing about it. As a result, I began to think of ‘listening’ was a very inactive verb. Yet it need not be so. For, to many in trouble, finding a listening [...]

The Spirit is willing!

Acts 2.1-13; 1 Cor 12.1-11   We talk about the gift’s given by God in rather a strange way. We say someone is a gifted musician or artist. We say to a friend – you have the gift of listening. We even say sarcastically – someone thinks they are God’s gift too – well you [...]