“.  .  . and we’re off!”

“. . . and we’re off!”

‘Be careful what you ask for!’ How many times have you heard that warning? There are, I am sure, times in all our lives when we’ve paid the price for want of caution. But I am proposing a re-write for the New Year, a variation on the theme: ‘Be daring in what you ask...
Our Cup Runneth Over

Our Cup Runneth Over

It’s New Year’s Eve, the ultimate day of 2020, the 7th Day of Christmas. It’s a time of saying hello, of saying goodbye, and of continuing in celebration of the One whose Light lights up all the gaps between our hellos and goodbyes. Speaking of Jesus, the Light, he...
5 Days, Really?

5 Days, Really?

How many parents, with a five-day-old baby in the house, could be overheard saying, “Well, that whole baby thing is over”? Not having been in that position, my guess is, on the contrary, that thoughts of potential, personality, education, career, the future, as well...
Two Turtle Doves

Two Turtle Doves

Advent is over as is the waiting for the arrival of the Messiah which that season commemorates. It’s Day Two of Christmas 2020 on the official ‘church’ calendar; the second day of twelve. Too often, in our headlong rush to get to the next thing, the next project, the...
“Is it good that we remind ourselves of this?”

“Is it good that we remind ourselves of this?”

Light was birthed into the darkness of that first Christmas night bringing hope just like the first faint glowings of dawn after a long and anxious waiting. This waiting for the promised Messiah was four hundred years of bated breath, of groanings, of prophecies...

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