Danger Zone

Abuse

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

Life

Fear

I recently attended a family gathering where an old relative recalled his granny repeating often the words of the biblical sage –

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”

Proverbs 9 Continue Reading

Danger Zone

Sandcastles

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

Danger Zone

The Cage

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