Category Love

Facing Forward

I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14 In his book, What Smart People Do When Dumb Things Happen at Work, Charles E. Watson describes the huge icebergs off the coast of Labrador. They tower hundreds of feet into the air. Sailors have frequently been […]

Who is to blame for poverty?

“Who is to blame for poverty? That is possibly an unhelpful question, so put it in a God-centred way. Who is responsible for poverty? And the God answer is: “I am, you are, we are.” This is the “cross” solution: a unilateral acceptance that God has given us a challenge and a gift, and by […]

God Understands

Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tested as we are, yet without sin. Do you sometimes wonder if God really knows what it is like to be poor, rejected by people or suffering with aches and pains. Perhaps you are […]

A Song from the Heart

Eph 5:19 Speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord. Fanny Crosby, the blind hymn writer, wrote more than 8,000 hymns, including the one that says, “Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! Oh what a foretaste of glory divine.” A convert of John […]

A Prayer

By St. Theresa May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. […]

Psalm 37:3-5 a paraphrase.

I AM the Lord trust in me and I will infuse you with My goodness. Regard Heaven as our home and there eat with Me, partake of My faithfulness, and be nourished with My love. Let Me be the source of your happiness, and it will be My happiness to fulfil what your heart desires. […]

No Repercussions

When Adam sinned in the Garden of Paradise, he wrongly assumed His God would be angry but instead God came looking for Him to take His regular evening walk. When Abraham sent his wife, Sarah, into Pharaoh’s tent to protect his own life by allowing her to have sex with another man, God told Pharaoh […]

Unfortunate?

Excerpt from “The Horse and His Boy” by C. S. Lewis (The boy speaking to Aslan after a terrible ordeal where he was chased by a lion and his friend Aravis was wounded by the lion, said he had been unfortunate.) The conversation: “I do not call you unfortunate,” said the Large Voice. “Don’t you […]

The Matchless Discovery

Each individual will make a matchless discovery. He will be able to cease from constantly scrutinizing the other person, judging him, condemning him, putting him in his particular place where he can gain ascendancy over him and thus doing violence to him as a person. Now he can allow the brother to exist as a […]

God Is There

The greatest challenge many of us face in the circumstances of life is to calmly rest in the reality of our God’s faithfulness. We intellectually believe His faithfulness is an intrinsic aspect of who He is and we confess that belief in all sincerity and without hesitation. Then the test comes. Life suddenly turns upside […]