Just being there

With the New Year disappearing in the rear mirror, it is time to pack the decorations away. We will soon wrap the nativity story up in a box for another year. And as the attic hatch closes, we can easily forget that story’s characters. Since none were historical figures of great power, wealth, or talent. [...]

Christmas is a deep pool

Photo by Brett Sayles on Pexels.com Writing as I do on Christmas Day of 2021, it is difficult to feel the full joy of this the holiest of days. The world seems full of infection, charlatan politicians, and human messiness.  So, I started to think through the ghosts of Christmases past. The midnight carol services [...]

The two faces of Christmas

The local shopping mall has court jesters on top of its marble pillars. From ground level, they look very jolly in their scarlet and gold outfits. But their faces are quite sad when you get closer. Photo by Charl Durand on Pexels.com That’s not surprising for they see the whole Christmas pageant below them. The [...]

Video – God is our refuge

Introduction A video on being still and contemplating Psalm 46 - God is my refuge. I made this movie in Templeton Wood, Dundee Scotland using just my smartphone. Why not have a go yourself?  I would love to see the result.

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 [...]

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 [...]

Are you ready?

By Lily Cathcart   When you go away, how do you pack? Have you ever been on a journey with one too many bags? On a train with no hands left to pick up your jacket as you pull into the station? Waiting to board a plane praying they don’t measure your cabin bag because you [...]