• America is Alight

    29 July, 2015

    Endearing himself to recalcitrant Judah the 6th century prophet Joel (amidst a crisis of divine judgement) spoke to God's proud and wilful nation. To you, Lord, I call, for fire has devoured the pastures in the wilderness and flames have burned up all the trees of the field. (Joel 1:19) Is…...[read more]

  • Opening Spurgeon's Treasury

    28 July, 2015

    People flow across our lives. Some cleanse us in kindness, others bathe us in criticism. There is a meddlesome acid of ill-judgement the faultfinder swallows, yet they continue ignorant to their poison. The understanding Charles Spurgeon once reflected: Pedley - who was a well-known natural…...[read more]

  • The Crucible of Crucifixion

    27 July, 2015

    Gethsemane was the crucible of Jesus' self-crucifixion. There is little death to self without first falling to earth amidst the soul's unshared travail. It is here, where the heart is tried, the body is tested and the believer is proved. Gethsemane is the furnace of choice, the outpouring…...[read more]

  • How to Unplug Life

    26 July, 2015

    Plugs manage every moment of every day. Black, white, regular and irregular shaped plastic appendages are poked into walls, sockets and all power sources. They power life as much as they control it. Unplugged power is impotence, the presence of distress. The Lord who will always reverse life, who…...[read more]

  • Praying for Spiked Feet

    23 July, 2015

    A prayer for those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for it is the Lord's promise that they shall be satisfied. O Lord, my Father in Heaven - I need spikes rising up from the paths of righteousness, not so they would pierce my feet but rather they should lay hold of my shoe's soles.…...[read more]

  • "When Jesus Came to Birmingham"

    22 July, 2015

    The world is not fit for Jesus, but His heart still fits this world. When Jesus came to Golgotha, they hanged Him on a tree, They drove great nails through hands and feet, and made a Calvary; They crowned Him with a crown of thorns, red were His wounds and deep, For those were crude and cruel…...[read more]