The trees are talking

Dodging the showers, I went for a stroll in the woods this morning. And as I wandered, I also wondered. For the large trees that surrounded me must have seen many more years than I. They would have lived through times of peace and trouble, times of calm and turmoil and periods of continual change. [...]

God’s Love conquers all

John 3.16-17 1 John 4.7-21 It was some time ago but just as memorable nevertheless. It was at a Lenten study group when a lady from another church said something that still sticks in my memory. She told us that her son had just died. When we all commiserated, she said that the worst thing [...]

Mindfulness and Prayer

Luke 11.5-13 My grandfather loved knock, knock jokes. His favourite was - knock, knock and we dutifully replied, who's there? Lydia.  Lydia who? Lid-i-a teapot. (This probably only works in a Scots dialect!) Well mercifully this type of jape has gone out of fashion.  But it is useful to see how they work. Of course, [...]

A Strange Photo

It was the strangest thing ever! I have this great vision of a photograph of hills in the background and speeding cars in front. So, I fiddled with camera controls and filters to get the right amount of vehicle blur that my muse had dictated. The first image showed the landscape but had only captured [...]

Where is Christ’s Face?

  Jesus' face can be seen in all sorts of places and people. Don't tire yourself searching;  just be ready to be surprised.    John 21.4-7 (NIV) Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. 5 He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” [...]