The Made and the Maker

Psalm 67  Each day I choose to follow and each day I am chosen. Each day I walk the earth and the earth bears me. Each day I move and as I move I am led. Each day God’s face shines and grace warms my bones. All the ends of the earth revere God and [...]

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 [...]

Broken for renewal

Broken for renewal   Towards the end of the recent TV drama ‘Broken’, the pressures on Father Michael are so great with the loss of people he cared for and a sense that he has let so many people down. He feels unworthy to be a priest and resolves to ‘pack it in.’ In the [...]

The reward of praise

Psalm 150 Have you noticed that for many authors and composers, one work in quite different   from all the others? To back up my thesis, I give you Shakespeare’s Tempest and Gilbert & Sullivan’s Yeoman of the Guard. The Bible too has that rather strange book of the Revelation. Also, in any anthology or [...]