Life

The Broken Road

Many walk the broken road – but few will walk there with them. Many walk the broken road – but not all will fully recover from the damage done on the journey. Many walk the broken road and, for some, life will never be the same again. For yet others the broken road is the necessary route to reality, life, meaning and even abundance.

The journey to the broken road, is, for some, a sudden and unexpected disastrous turn on the highway of life. For others the journey here is almost imperceptible and they can’t account for the reason they now walk here. Some are not even sure the road is broken at all – so subtle has their journey been to this place it feels life has always been this way. Continue Reading

Life

Light In Dark Places

Perhaps more than at any time in my generation, at least in the West, people are experiencing days, weeks and perhaps months of emotional, psychological and spiritual darkness. Some sink in to depression, anxiety and lethargy – and many question the meaning of it all. Continue Reading

The Heart of God

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How can you understand God? I would have thought that when God veiled himself in flesh and appeared on earth as a human in the person of Jesus – when he took on our weakness and saw at first hand how ignorant we were regarding the Being and character of God – that he would have spent his time trying to correct our misconceptions of Him by giving detailed and definitive theological sermons about his nature. Instead, for the most part, it appears he told stories – stories which were open to interpretation, misinterpretation or that simply went right over the heads of those who heard them. The truth is he also appears to have raised as many questions as answers! As far as we know he never preached long sermons, rarely touched on what we now call theology and appeared content to live with misunderstanding. Continue Reading

Life

The Touch

Sitting at breakfast this morning the words of an old chorus we used to sing as children came from nowhere into my mind. I had not remembered it consciously for many many years.

She only touched the hem of his garment
As to his side she stole
Amid the crowd that gathered around him
As straightway she was whole

Oh touch the hem of his garment
And thou too shall be free
His saving power this very hour
Shall give new life to thee Continue Reading

Life

Failure

Failure in any aspect of life or living is not generally regarded sympathetically in our culture. Although some may encourage those of us who have failed in some way or another and tell us that our failure is not final – that is often of very little comfort. Failure – or perceived failure, can mean the loss of a job, position, respect, money, credibility and future opportunity. Continue Reading