The things that happen to Hannah could happen and do happen, to anyone. Okay, so she can't have kids. But then she can. It happens every day. So, why does she sing such a grand and momentous song about such a relatively small matter in the big scheme of life? My heart exults in … [Read more...] about Those Glorious Little Mercies
Life in Christendom
What is the vision of life that we are called to delight in? What does life under the throne of grace look like for families, cats and bankers? Here is my attempt at making some inroads into the beauty of a Christ centred life.
We like to think of ourselves as independent creatures. We take it as a point of pride that our strength, endurance, patience and wit got us to where we are today. But, like a tree planted by streams of water, we are in fact, entirely dependant. We are dependent on the charity … [Read more...] about He Fills the Hungry
Whenever we pray, “Thy Kingdom Come”, a host of important questions arise. What do we mean by "Kingdom come" and, how is this Kingdom brought about? Some talk about the kingdom in ways that frighten their Christian brothers with visions of clergy looking for a witch to burn. … [Read more...] about Worship is Warfare
It's natural I suppose to prefer the grace of the prodigal banquet over the grace of the fiery furnace. But in the providence of God, you can't have one without the other. First the pigsty, then the party. According to Jeremiah 25:11-12, the Lord had given the His people into … [Read more...] about Sit Tight, Carry on…
Isaac went to great lengths to avoid conflict. Until Abimelech busted him having a poolside cuddle, Isaac had been pretending that Rebekah was his sister. When the Philistines plugged up his wells, Isaac moved on and dug bigger wells (Genesis 26:1-33). For some, avoiding … [Read more...] about A Jolly Good Dust Up