posted: 20 Aug 2014 comments: 0category: Unassigned
When we feel drained
and have nothing to say and nothing to give.
When there is nothing we want;
because we've lost all that meant anything to us
We shouldn't give up.
We need to keep waiting.
Hope will return!
Why you ask?
"Because the steadfast love of the Lord never ceases"
God's love for us doesn't come to an end
when our love for Him comes to an end.
He renews us.
Often with the simple things
The smile of a grandchild
The smell of a favourite...
posted: 20 Aug 2014
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...
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...