A few days ago I took a photograph of a Birch Tree in Glen Uig here in Skye. When I shared this image online I entitled it ‘Fading Autumn’ (the image on this post). For some reason these word popped into my head again at breakfast this morning – followed by the words of famed poet Lord Byron (1788–1824) on the day of his thirty-sixth birthday – Continue Reading
I have never lived through a time when all of the things I have taken for granted seem to be disintegrating before my very eyes. No matter where I look – in culture, in religion, in politics, in the realm of healthcare, education and indeed in all the previously accepted certainties we have had in our society – everything is up for grabs – or falling apart – all depending on your point of view. Continue Reading
One of the questions that is being asked during this current crisis is what toll are the current restrictions and isolation, which is being forced upon us, having on the mental health of the population? However the silence of any answer to that question is deafening. I have no doubt that there are groups and agencies who know the answer to these questions – but it is certainly not, to my knowledge, in the public domain. Perhaps that is not surprising given the secrecy and lack of less explosive information which should be freely available but is obviously being hidden from us. Continue Reading
Every day that passes shows more and more the extreme levels of hatred swirling in our world. All of us are being affected by it and it adds considerably to the fear, frustration and loss of hope many people already feel. Continue Reading
So the crisis continues! And it appears that it will for some time yet. The big question many are asking is what is God doing and saying in the middle of it all?
For sure things have been turned upside down. Millions of people who relied on Church gatherings and Church services to sustain their Christian faith have been devastated. Thousands of leaders, preachers and Christian workers are discovering that they have lost their voice and some even their occupation. There is of course the scramble to do what has normally been done in ‘church’ online. However, for many, if not most, this is a poor substitute for the reality they have been used to. Continue Reading