If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far - go together.


- African proverb

Plaque: Only One Life

“Teach us to number our days that we might apply our hearts unto wisdom.” – Psalm 90: 12

Holy Island of Iona, Looking West

George F. MacLeod, founder of the Iona Community, wrote many wonderful prayers.

Might this mean that some who think they are doing theology, aren't? - not really doing it unless it's true Scripture-mining that is led and enabled by God's Spirit.

Two friends

Theologian Paul Tillich said that listening is the highest form of love. 

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better,” said Roosevelt at the Sorbonne in Paris, France on

no scar - Amy Carmichael poem quote



The full poem written by Amy Carmichael may be found here.

quote: less can be more

God's Kingdom is - well, different from what we often imagine or even want. In God's Kingdom, less may be more.

Sailing Inner Seas - a quotation

A clean, clear and sound inner life

so important to us all

and vital to a life of faith.



quote: Mission will save us

Church's that are in decline may be revitalized when they discover that the church is not the point, the mission is.

Raising the Spiritual Temperature

spiritual temperature quote
A quote

'For God so loved the  cosmos . . .' surely means that the whole creation, damaged as it is, will be restored and brought to new creation fulness.

With Passion

man playing Chinese instrument

Anything worth doing, is worth doing passionately.

Limitations of the Linear



I am quite a lateral thinker, though I can at times think, plan and act in a straight line, if that's called for.

God is Present

Celtic Text

This heavy pewter emblem with text was purchased during a visit to Iona, Scotland. I'm not sure how old the inscribed sentiments are (you could look it up).

bell at Iona Abbey, Scotland
Leonard Cohen exhorts us to, 'Ring the bells that still can ring.'
I resonate with perfectionists.
Stained glass, Glasgow museum

As with most great books and authors, one can re-read them with new insight and increased profit time and again.

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