By |2014-11-16T09:25:31+00:00November 16th, 2014|church life, discipleship, faith, fun, leadership, personal|

Lines from others in the last few days. Who says life is boring....?! 'The Holy Spirit often likes to turn up and say boo!' From a vicar friend, "Stalk me on Facebook but don't look me up on Crockfords!" Have we become more salt and vinegar, than salt and light people? Nobody actually eats welsh cakes in Wales anymore, do they? "Can we bring Octobers weather back please, urgently and now!?" Indeed it is.....the love of God is really changing me.  I've got to retrain my face to not look so grumpy! God blesses the moving ship, and I'm not [...]


By |2014-11-04T11:25:49+00:00November 6th, 2014|church life, coaching, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology, writing|

"People often say they are afraid of death – about, as they sometimes put it, having to be nothing after all these lovely years of being something. When they tell me that, I try to focus the problem more tightly. “Let me see if I understand you,” I say. “You’re bothered by the thought that you will be non-existent in, say, the year 2075. But tell me something. Has it ever occurred to you to worry about the fact that you were likewise non-existent in 1875? Of course it hasn’t, for the simple reason that, by the forces of nature [...]


By |2014-01-03T16:23:48+00:00January 9th, 2014|church life, discipleship, faith, leadership, personal, theology|

This says so much. This captures it best. How about this? "The Christian gospel is that I am so flawed that Jesus had to die for me, yet I am so loved and valued that Jesus was glad to die for me. This leads to deep humility and deep confidence at the same time. It undermines both swaggering and snivelling. I cannot feel superior to anyone, and yet I have nothing to prove to anyone. I do not think more of myself nor less of myself. Instead, I think of myself less." from Tim Keller's, The Reason for God This [...]

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By |2012-12-08T18:24:10+00:00December 15th, 2012|Uncategorized|

"The first coming was in flesh and weakness, the middle coming is in spirit and power and the final coming will be in glory and majesty. The coming of the Lord is threefold: the third coming is between the other two and it is not visible as they are...." St. Bernard