We, as believers, are on the winning side. We're still scrapping with the world, the flesh, and the devil, but we know that the victory is ours and that keeps us going. Or does it?
There are two D words that we do not use today, death and dementia. The first contains one of life's greatest truths, the second its greatest fear.
Struggling to juggle life's many loads but unable to give any of it up? Perhaps what you need is a life upgrade!
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.
** I wrote this piece when I was sixteen. It's a long read but it's one of the pieces that first made me realise just how powerful words are to make people feel.** The sky is carnival blue without a hopeful hint of cloud. The little white cross rests beneath a drooping … Continue reading The Greatest in the Kingdom
** It has been a long, long time since I wrote this. I found it in an old notebook while I was clearing out and I realised that almost everything I write about has happened in the last six years. So here is something from long, long ago and far, far away.** Boy raised the … Continue reading Boy
There are all sorts of bad news. None of it is pleasant to have to break to people. It has to be done just right and it's so difficult. You have to time it so that you catch them from falling just as you shatter the world out from under them. The part that is … Continue reading Mercy Me
Once upon a time there were three bears. They lived in a house in the woods. One day they went for a walk and Goldilocks found their house. She ate their porridge and went to sleep in their bed. When they came back they were so angry they gobbled her up. So reads the earliest … Continue reading Why I Write
There's something I need to tell you and it's very important. I need you to know this so listen carefully: I am broken. Yes, I know you know. We all know that all of us are broken but I need to say those words to you now and I need you to hear them and … Continue reading I Am Broken