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Epiphany! - The Light of Christ dawns on the whole world, every nation, every person.

Through the seasons and through the years, God proves God's Self faithful to those who trust Him, and carries, sustains and forgives even when we find ourselves struggling to believe, to trust and

Manger Scene

We never know, can never fathom fully, the lasting power of our actions, the staying power of our words - even one little sentence, one little phrase; one little word.

sun peering over earth's surface

St. John's Prologue to his Gospel record is the depiction of new creation that not only harkens back to the original Creation but also shows God's new creating work - once again through Jesus.

sunrise over fields

Each new day is precious, as is life itself.

With the original Creation, we rejoice in the creative wonder and possibilities that this day will bring forth.

We all get discouraged by life. Bad things do happen. We wonder - where is God? Why doesn't a 'loving God' do something about all this mess?! Doesn't He care?

Holy Week reminds us of the death and resurrection of our Saviour.

Pieta

We love God who first loved us.

pale sun in mist

I start with the assumption that there is a God. I don’t have enough faith to think otherwise.

The Christ has died, reversed the flow
Of history, time and weal and woe;
The crimson tide that spreads its store
Has brought its cleansing to our shore.

Some thoughts from a rec room chair, on my birthday this year.

 

So many good gifts each morning come down

Gifts, good and perfect, for us to spread ‘round

My time in training for Christian ministry in study for a Master of Divinity at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, overlapped with Tim Keller, who has been a very able and respected pastor and au

In our everyday, but especially in some of the most taxing and excruciating times and experiences of life, there is One who is Present, who cares, leading and guiding, nourishing and providing - wi

Books, study, chair

So, God meets us (we are told) in the midst of life. Comes to any one of us, young or old, rich or poor, busy and unconcerned or not.

Noel sign and ornament

Hebrews 2:11 – “Both the one who makes mankind holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.”

Year ago now, British author Dorothy Sayers wrote a murder mystery of this title - 'Whose Body?'. That title helps us also, to explore the doctrine of the incarnation.

Statue of Jesus in Rome

Jesus Christ a King of Glory has come in Peace.
God became man, the Word was made flesh.
Christ was born of a Virgin. Christ suffered. Christ was crucified.

parish window stained glass

I love the hobby of stained-glass making and I have pursued it on occasion.

You know the grace of our Lord Jesus, how that though He was rich, yet for our sakes He became poor – that we through His poverty might become rich. — St. Paul (2 Corinthians 8:9)

Click on picture/movie and listen as you read.

God in the details, God in the grand,

God in the mystery, God in the sand;

God of the large and God of the small,

Micro and macro, telling it all.

 

Christ, St. Mungo’s Cathedral, Glasgow, Scotland

Prudentius Clemens Aurelius lived between 348 and 410 AD. A lawyer by training he was for many years employed in the civil service of Spain.

Bill and Jane

Oh does it?! - and do they?! . . . Hmmm.

Jane with Cole

I think that every person – their presence, their uniqueness, their face and body, their giftedness, the contribution of their life – says something about God, the God who created each one of us.

I've been thinking about God and how God can be known in the world, in His creation, in how God orders and sustains the universe.

John 1:11 - "He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him."

So, perhaps we're angry with such a question: - 'What if there's a God and God expects something of you and me?'

Praying Hands

There's lots that's wrong with the world, as well as - well, the opposite, right?

Someone has said - ‘The trouble with being an atheist is that there’s No-One to Thank!’

The Christian heresies spring from the fact that man does not take seriously the known ground of divine immanence in Jesus Christ, so that from its revelation, instead of apprehending Jesus Christ

Some musing about the 'big mess' that we sometimes find our world, and our own lives, to be in.

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