I always have loved the church. For me, it’s a place where hurting and broken and messy people gather together to worship the One who has given their lives hope and meaning and has the power to transform every one of us into a “new creation”. The problem though, is that we are all on… Continue reading I LOVE the church!
About a month ago I went out with Wendy to buy a present for our granddaughter. We were gone less than 20 minutes. However on our return, we found the house full of smoke and the kitchen on fire! An hour and 3 fire engines later, the fire is put out and to say the… Continue reading Fire!
This is a photo of my hand with the mark 32 years of wearing a wedding ring has made on my finger. I must admit that I am rather proud of that indentation, it represents so much, the promise I made on our wedding day back in August 1985 to my wife and to God… Continue reading The Indelible Mark of Faith
In a recent blog, I saw this thought being expressed … The point of a contract is to put down in writing, an agreement between two (or more) parties so that each knows his own obligations and the obligations of the other parties. This is to ensure that each fufils his part of the agreement,… Continue reading Contract or Covenant?
I play the guitar and use it in the worship team at our church. From time to time I make a hash-up of the chords and play a glaringly wrong chord. When I was learning to play the guitar, any mistake I made completely derailed me, I’d stop and pause and start again from scratch.… Continue reading Did you play a wrong chord?
“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment. ’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says,… Continue reading Matthew 5:21ff – A New way of dealing with anger?
Before I start, I want to say that this post is intended to be about how we handle Scripture and in particular how we handle the Old Testament laws we find in the Pentateuch. It is NOT politically motivated, though it is about politics, and I am making NO comment about what I think of… Continue reading Be careful about how we blow our Trumpet