He hems me in

Who else loves those conversations you don’t expect to have? Today I spent two hours with a friend. Kate and I have known each other for twenty-something years, but we’ve never really sat – just the two of us – and chatted. The hot chocolate was superb, as were the hot chips that followed. But what … More He hems me in

Putting Christ back into my Christmas

Advent: 1. The coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important. 2. The liturgical period preceding Christmas, beginning on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, observed by Christians as a season of preparing for the arrival of Jesus. 3. The season of waiting. “Restore to me the joy of Your salvation…” (Psalm 51:12) Recently I realised something I’m … More Putting Christ back into my Christmas

One year on

Hole: 1. A hollow place in a solid body or surface. 2. An opening, aperture, gap, space, orifice, slot, vent, outlet, chink, breach, break, crack, rift, puncture, perforation, cut, incision, crevice, fissure. 3. A place or position that must be filled because someone or something is no longer there. Isn’t it funny what a year will … More One year on


Broken: 1. Violently separated into pieces. 2. Damaged or altered by breaking. 3. Shattered. 4. No longer in working order. 5. Unusable. 6. Rejected. “The Lord is there to rescue all who are discouraged and have given up hope. He is close to those who have suffered disappointment. He is near to the brokenhearted. He … More Broken

Line your ducks up

Decision: 1. A conclusion or resolution reached after consideration. 2. The action or process of deciding something or of resolving a question. “And let the peace (soul harmony), which comes from Christ, rule and continually act as an umpire in your hearts, deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds. Let the peace that Christ gives … More Line your ducks up

And suddenly…

(Photo by James Collier – check out his incredible photos, available to purchase, here) Suddenly: 1. Immediately. 2. Quickly. 3. Unexpectedly. 4. All at once. “Suddenly, in an instant, as if out of nowhere, the Lord Almighty will come with thunder and earthquake and great noise…”(Isaiah 29:5-6) I remember in the first year of our … More And suddenly…