One of the common questions we ask and hear asked is – “What time is it?” or “what’s the date today?” Sometimes we ask that out of simple curiosity – at other times its a very import question that can even have life changing consequences. If you arrive a week late for a vital operation having got the date wrong – it can even be a fatal mistake! Continue Reading
The term “abuse” covers, of course, a multitude of issues and situations. A quick look on Google’s top rankings shows the most common forms of abuse to be physical, psychological, sexual and emotional. The top four are of course followed by others – but interestingly none of them mention spiritual abuse. Continue Reading
My maternal grandfather’s favourite Psalm was Psalm 1. In it the author gives some very practical life principles which have guided generations of both Jews and Christians.
Mark Twain famously said – “It ain’t those parts of the Bible that I can’t understand that bother me, it is the parts that I do understand.”
Now, in the context, he may have been saying something about the bible I might not be entirely comfortable with, however I think his statement should give us pause for thought. Continue Reading
Earlier this evening while out walking in the fading light of day I had a mental picture of birds in a cage. At one point the door of the cage was opened to allow the birds to escape – but they stubbornly refused all attempts to to coax them to freedom. In fact they themselves made every attempt to close the door to ensure they remained imprisoned and confined. Continue Reading