For what it’s worth

So as part of settling in to our new home, we’ve started to visit places around our village.  Recently we went to Chiddingstone Castle.  Inside is the antique collection of Denys Eyre Bower and his ancestors.  They collected items from around the world.  (I’m always a bit wary about ‘collections’ and the ethics of how they…

What’s scripture say about monuments?

The recent conversations in America about Confederate statues have made me wonder: what does the Bible say about monuments?   Worship only God On God’s ‘top ten’ list of things people should do, the top 2 are: “You shall have no other gods before Me.” (Exodus 20:3 ESV) “You shall not make for yourself a…

Settling In

So I have moved into a manse and have started the process of ‘settling in’ to a new home, new work, new ‘worshipping God’ spaces, and all the other ‘new’ that comes with ‘settling in.’ I am probably not the only one who has experienced change this September. Like me, maybe you have been ‘settling…

One Thing You Should Know

Saddened by the news of Chester’s suicide (Linkin Park’s lead singer), I’ve been listening to the album Hybrid Theory for the first time in years. As I was watching the video of “In the End”, I was drawn to the grass growing with each foot step and noticed for the first time the frozen statues that…

Playa Blanca, Lanzarote 2017

“Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realise that it was Jesus.” (John 21:4 NIV)   Jesus stood on the shore Children play in the water Catching ball, Fishing with pole nets, Swimming like fish Creating castles from sand Jesus stood on the shore Amidst sun worshippers The…

#MeanBean Day 5

Two quotes: “But if we would examine ourselves, we would not be judged by God in this way.  Yet when we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned along with the world.” (1 Corinthians 11:31-32 NLT) “And the army is disciple(in)ed.”  (from 24-7 Prayer ‘The Vision Poem’)…

#MeanBean Day 4

Last night I dreamt I was at an ‘all you can eat’ buffet with friends. We were carrying around books, looking for a place to study. Everyone around us was piling food on their plates and stuffing their faces. Then a man appeared, and he shouted to everyone as he walked, “The Lord will no…