Poem: Crackle and burn

See, the crackle and burn of your grace? Sound sears through icy dark, Lays a hand on my face Like solar flares, your love purges, Frees the mercy you promise. Faith and trust born, merges. Nothing could be more simple; You. Love. Me... And all you bestow is ample Nothing's more harder to understand, Forgiveness, … Continue reading Poem: Crackle and burn

Poem: Stay

'Mighty you are', they say And how they revere your name They lift their heads to heaven Mine dips, with the heaviness of shame I'll sit aside and listen. But, In holiness, did you say 'compete'? Chapter and verse escape me For unworthiness nails me meek I endeavour to catch just a glimpse But I'm … Continue reading Poem: Stay

“The heart is deceitful above all things…” Jeremiah 17:9 (NIV)

It's almost two months since our wedding, and after the chaos of organising, booking and a depleted bank account, you'd think we'd settle back into a life more ordinary. Not so: one particular aspect which seems to be the arch nemesis of my perfect Christian Life just won't crawl under a bench and go away - Alcohol.

Carrots, Eggs and Coffee

Luke 12:22 - Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life[a]? 26Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

Love Thy Neighbour

With Christmas over I'm thinking of the people i should have contacted, but have not over the festive period. Guiltily, those few are probably most in need of a friendly phone call; and I've purposely not called as i know the conversation will be stilted and leaning towards them venting their unlucky lot in life. … Continue reading Love Thy Neighbour

Finding my Passion

All Souls has been talking up 'a Passion for Life' - the Nationwide initiative starting in March next year that's set to draw churches together for a series of evangelical events. I'm looking forward to it. It reminds me of Billy Graham, back in the 90s, the reason that my family started going to North … Continue reading Finding my Passion