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We see the unseen. We subdue by submitting. We win by losing. We are made grand by becoming little. We come in first by becoming last. We are honoured by being humble. We fill up with God by emptying out ourselves. We become wise by being fools. We possess all things by having nothing. We […]


……a lumpy bumpy extract from my (real-paper) journal…. Hope is a person, not a theory. Hope doesn’t struggle if the circumstances are not favourable. Hope isn’t bewildered if things are not ideal. Hope is found in the person. He has authority over the power and every whiff of despair. And He has given that same […]

solid hope

A Force of Will, by Mike Stavlund is 5 star stuff. This title is not for the faint hearted. This is robust and challenging stuff. It’s the material of parental and faith nightmares. Stavlund has crafted a beautifully written memoir about the loss of his infant son.  Searing honesty is mixed with emotions and questions about faith emerging from […]

less is more

Matthew 16 v 25 tells us, “For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.” When we seek our ultimate meaning and fulfilment in God, the result is not less enjoyment of this life but more! It’s ironic but true: we get the most […]

disordered loves

…… lead to a disordered world. Because of ignorance and wrong desire, we have thoroughly disordered our lives and made a mess of the world. Disordered love generates disordered lives, and disordered lives generate disordered families, and disordered families generate disordered communities, and disordered communities generate disordered cities, and disordered cities generate disordered states and […]

the danger of refusing to suffer…

This sub-title from a book caught my attention, when I saw it on a friends shelf. Is this a statement from someone who is living in a fantasy world? ‘Refusing to suffer’ or, do I have a choice? Terrible things happen in this world. I have a memory full of unexplainable tragedies and unresolved complexity. […]

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