• From Shame to Shepherd

    9 April, 2015

    A second resurrection was soon to happen. Jesus said to them, ‘Come and have breakfast.’ None of the disciples dared ask him, ‘Who are you?’ They knew it was the Lord. (John 21:12) A shame-filled Simon Peter fiddled in cold sand as he sat beached beside Jesus, enjoying the…...[read more]

  • Old Habits Die Hard Again!

    8 April, 2015

    Jesus had returned to life, His old habit was living. Jesus' disciples had returned to work, their old habit was fishing. Fishing for food had replaced fishing for men. These men were not recreational fishermen, they had returned to their previous livelihood. Only a brief interval had passed…...[read more]

  • Old Habits Die Hard!

    7 April, 2015

    In the death-filled vacuum of Jesus' absence, quickly His disciples returned to their previous occupations. (After all, they still had to eat - didn't they?) Old habits can be hard to beat, even after three dedicated years beside the Messiah. Unobserved waves now lapped the hull of their…...[read more]

  • Heart Clarification

    11 April, 2010

    Soul Snack 57/12 ... Heart Clarification The unexpected gift of fresh fish and warm bread, the welcome and surprise meeting with their master was about to change their world (and ours too). This unprecedented encounter was a messianic set-up - the Messiah had provided the breakfast for now so He…...[read more]

  • Professional Fodder

    27 April, 2009

    Soul Snack 61/13 ... Professional Fodder Empty fishing nets hauled in with weather beaten and time tortured hands gave little indication of the professional skills those hands held. These sodden nets dripped failure across arms and decks alike. The boat's timbers were more familiar with…...[read more]

  • Alert & Available

    23 April, 2009

    Soul Snack 53/12 ... Alert and Available Loosely hanging by His side were relaxed nail pierced hands. The wounds on His feet now scarred. This recently tortured body stood upon the Galilean seashore no longer troubled. The risen Jesus looked intently across the waters to those He loved, into whom…...[read more]

  • Eating with others

    20 April, 2009

    Soul Snack 9/54 ... Eating with others Hungrily he slipped the spoon into his white breakfast bowl, poised at the ready to scoop his corn flakes. Demandingly his attention is drawn to the unwelcome interruption of the telephone. His Bible resting beside him, this food for his soul he had already…...[read more]

  • An intentional meeting

    17 April, 2009

    Soul Snack 50/12 ... An intentional meeting In the glow of an early sunshine, the shimmering water was so appealing; carelessly it danced around an awakening Galilean seashore. Seven failed fisher-men would not notice this beauty nor observe the water's soothing gentleness. These seven friends…...[read more]

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