God’s Fleet

posted: 20 Aug 2014 comments: 0category:

I spent most of the morning on my knees picking weeds out of the gravel in my driveway.  I always feel there is something therapeutic about weeding. Its like the prayers of confession. IWe ask God to pick the weeds  of sin out of your life.   And often in prayer God  forces us metaphorically and sometime physically to be on our knees sorting out the mess we've made on the path of life.  Of course you have to get yourself into the frame of mind to do it the weeding and...
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An Island Between Heaven and Earth

posted: 19 Aug 2014 comments: 0category: Unassigned

Yesterday I made my way into Edinburgh to attend the Alistair Rutherford play  entitled  “An Island Between Heaven and Earth”  It’s about the vision of George MacLeod to restore the Abbey at Iona and how he  used this project to grow a new breed of minister whose training was not simply found in books but through handling bricks and mortar and committing to a life of daily prayer and reflection. Macleod wanted to raise up a generation of ministers who not only would...
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Facing faith in the Festival

posted: 15 Aug 2014 comments: 0category:

Streets are busy shoes on the ground sandals on feet running late hoping to meet in a new idea a different mood a familiar place. Hands hold drinks glasses clink sun glasses reflect the sky food is cooked stories are told songs are sung dancers turn and spin pictures are painted art displayed telling a story in different ways Its festival time and I’m alive and God is here whispering through the shapes the words the wind and the rain this is my...
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