In a secular age, where the sacred is pushed to the margins, to place the holy at the centre of our lives is an act of rebellion. We are resisting the cultural conspiracy that treats casually that which is divine. As Advent approaches, our celebration of sacred days becomes a way of resisting the attractions … Continue reading The whole earth…
Over the years I’ve spoken and written much about the human heart because I’ve become convinced that everything we do and say is a result of the heart’s overflow. I usually describe what it takes to form a healthy heart, and I’ve rarely focused on the signs of a disordered heart. But in the same … Continue reading The Disordered Heart
‘Be still and know that I am God’ Surrounded by chaos and complexity, stillness is our form of resistance. Stillness becomes our subversive rebellion. It’s the way we fight against the magnetic pull of noise and hurry. We breathe deeply. Slowly. We quieten the chatter in our heads. We rest our striving hearts. And we … Continue reading Stillness
Feed the five thousand? How much food does it take to feed a crowd like that? Five lorry loads full? Jesus is given a gift. Five loaves and two fish. It’s not enough. It’s an imperfect gift. Jesus takes the imperfect gift in his hands. He lifts it up toward the heavens. He gives thanks. … Continue reading Imperfect Gifts?
Spontaneity is overrated. The most important things in life usually require intention rather than spontaneity. Bad things happen to people who only pay their rent when they feel like it; when they only turn up to work when when they feel like; when they only invest in their marriage when the mood takes them. The … Continue reading Practicing the Presence of God