Two of the most common ways we are taught to treasure Jesus above all else in this world is in the way we deal with loss and in the way we handle forgiveness. And the two things go hand in hand. Forgiveness means letting go of some grievance. It means giving up the charge of … [Read more...] about Little Gain Without Some Loss
Just a Thought
For better or worse, sometimes I only have a single, unqualified thought. This seemed as good a place as any to drop off some shareable quotes, poetry and a nuisance idea for those who need a shot.
The Gospels are full of accounts of Jesus teaching, healing and giving the Pharisees a drubbing. And one of the interesting things about those incidents was the place of the onlooker. We tend to think of evangelism as direct communication to a person or crowd. But quite often … [Read more...] about The Onlookers
We are often told to pay special attention to the little things because it is the little things that matter. True enough. It is the little foxes that ruin the vineyard (Songs 2:15). But, like the church in Jesus day, we are capable of getting our observance of the little … [Read more...] about Three Camels in a Tea Cup
Charity is an old word that typically stood for the word 'love' in modern bible translations. It was not, first and foremost, thought of as a feeling but an act of self-giving for the sake of our neighbour. Charity is the manifestation of God's grace in human kindness, mercy … [Read more...] about Charity
There is very little more discomforting than hunger. It has been used for millennia as a tactic of war and we have all seen the consequences of starvation pictured in the media. A look at the poetry from prisoners of war during WWI and WWII shows just how obsessed these men were … [Read more...] about Food and War