• Sulfur Stained Grace

    21 September, 2014

    Soul Snack 181/14 ... The hurdled has been leapt, pride swallowed and knees bent in a sorrowful repentance. But that now is stapled to a far distant yesterday, a faded memory - the affixing of a small spiritual rudder for a long life. Christian comfort has arrived. Faith is at great (and deadly)…...[read more]

  • Of Pride & Prayer

    18 September, 2014

    Soul Snack 180/14 ... Beware the pride of prayer. Audit the performance of public displays, or the inner comparisons to others during private devotions. Worship does not make a man temptation proof. To dwell with God is no fence from evil. Remember satan dwelt in heaven, discussed the news with…...[read more]

  • The Wisdom of Short Prayers

    17 September, 2014

    Soul Snack 179/14 ... Can you speak too much in prayer would seem a sensible sequel to yesterday's SoulSnack Can You Pray Too Much . A certain group of religious leaders were legendary for their hollow hearts and wordy prayers. Jesus speaks judgement over them: "They (the teachers of the…...[read more]

  • Can You Pray Too Much?

    16 September, 2014

    Soul Snack 178/14 ... Do you consider it worthwhile to pray? The Apostle Paul has set the bar very high: Pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17) The intelligent counsel of Henri Nouwen advises, Pray always (continually) literally means ‘to come to rest.’ In fact, the real and…...[read more]

  • Endless Prayer?

    15 September, 2014

    Soul Snack 177/14 ... Prayer – the spoken joy of the wanderer or the settled, the gregarious and the hermit alike. BUT prayer has enemies - they are activism, comfort and self-sufficiency. The human heart knows much of power and seeks many endeavours. But these are in vain, a mere whistling…...[read more]

  • Trading on Yesterday

    14 September, 2014

    Soul Snack 176/14 ... The morning arrives, you blink through bleary eyes towards the curtains and clumsily your feet hit the floor. Stumbling down a darkened hallway (for it is pre-dawn) your mind struggles to plan the next few moments, maybe even the ensuing sixty minutes, until you slide behind a…...[read more]