• Lovers Love to be Alone

    13 October, 2019

    'We are still prone to value or affirm a kind of heroic exhaustion as being what God wants. Even today you hear people preaching in this kind of way. There was and is a fear of idleness.' ~ Ray Godwin Jesus is THE model for all living. Christians choose obedience and find rest. His habits…...[read more]

  • Dwelling in Fine Pastures

    1 October, 2019

    I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:9-10) Those who would walk behind the Good Shepherd have recognised His…...[read more]

  • The Drift of the Hour

    2 July, 2019

    There are people who talk about God, and there are people who know God. ~ Richard Rohr Spiritual ambition does not wed the yearnings of a carnal soul. It is a humble aspirant, a singular purpose that brooks no competitors, nary one at all. It is not effort but invitation that opens the human…...[read more]

  • Intimacy Gained

    16 May, 2019

    Intimacy and busyness are rarely wed, they are unnatural partners. The following tale has often been repeated: . It is much like the story of a harried executive who went to a desert father and complained about frustration in prayer, flawed virtue and failed relationships. The hermit went into…...[read more]

  • When the enemy is too powerful ~ B

    7 February, 2019

    Faith is not the result of striving, it is the result of surrender. ~ Bill Johnson There is a point where strivings fail, when all my expended energy still has not achieved its goals. At this point the soul reaches surrender. It is from surrender that stillness replaces striving. Stillness, by…...[read more]

  • When the enemy is too powerful ~ A

    6 February, 2019

    Ten naysayers reported of the promised land: 'There we saw the giants.' (paraphrase Numbers 13:33) We cannot tell what loss and sorrow and trial are doing. As giants threaten and lions chase a time arrives when: fleeing seems the only option... fears arise and confront strength... that…...[read more]

  • Punching the Pillow

    19 August, 2018

    Around AD 95 on rugged volcanic terrain in the Greek Mediterranean a banished apostle John sat with his God. His island of exile was Patmos. He wrote Revelation. Wind the hands of time back further and Moses would climb his Mount Sinai, or King David would stop beside his still waters. All enjoyed…...[read more]

  • A Lesson from Lake Tahoe

    4 July, 2018

    Hannah Whitall Smith (1832-1911), converted to Jesus in 1858 through the influence of the Plymouth Brethren. Her husband (Robert) too converted at a later time would not stay with Christ, sadly he claimed Buddhism in his later years. Yet amidst a very difficult life Hannah continued with her Lord…...[read more]

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