Struggling to juggle life's many loads but unable to give any of it up? Perhaps what you need is a life upgrade!
Every JW you will ever meet was someone's best pal in primary school. Every Catholic has a favourite movie they could watch over and over and still find funny. Every Mormon gets homesick at some point on their two year mission. Every single one of them needs the gospel.
'He really wrung that text dry.' In the days and weeks that have followed, I've pondered that phrase, the concept of wringing the text dry. So often sermons say so much less that they could because of the constraints of time both in preparation and delivery. What did this man mean? How did he mean it? And is such a feat even possible?
They say that it's because you were born inside the wrong body, that you can't help it. They say that it's brave for you to try to fix that problem, that you should be true to yourself. They say that embracing these feelings will make things so much better for you. That this won't hurt … Continue reading About a Girl
Mama, Please forgive me, I'm so sorry. I know that you're not happy with me and that I am and will be a source of pain to you but I promise I don't mean it. I know there will be times when I make it hard for you, times when I frustrate you, times when … Continue reading Mama
If God could and did save Saul of Tarsus then he can and does save Millennials. But we need grace to reach our generation. And we need the help of those who have come before us.
The most difficult times to stand firm are the uncertain ones. Even hard times are simple enough to pull through when you know the outcome. You might trust God with your eternal salvation but how far do you trust him with everything else?
Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so; For those whom thou thinkst thou dost overthrow Die not, poor Death... It feels as though it shouldn't happen on sunny days and yet it inevitably does. People seem to make a point of passing away under … Continue reading Holy Sonnet X
You can be sad when Summer comes. It's harder to admit though. Everyone else seems so caught up in the lighter nights and plans for holidays to exciting new places. Outside birds are nesting and temperatures gradually climbing, but inside your heart still huddles against the Winter winds. Take heart, tired soul. Come to the Psalms with me.
Sometimes I wonder what happened to the others, to Jo-jo and the boy who hardly spoke and whose face I cannot remember, and Heather who would rather have been playing dodgeball that first evening. A war was going on in a little side room in Glenshee those spring afternoons. Strangely enough, the only things I … Continue reading Twelve Years a Slave