• Remember The Good Lord

    22 March, 2018

    Many were outraged decades ago as I belted out a song in Sunday School. The melody was my delight, if not my singing to those around. Johnson Oatman Jr. published "Count Your Blessings" in 1897, but at first I understood little of it. The chorus begins: Count your blessings, name them…...[read more]

  • When Beauty is Bothersome

    21 February, 2018

    An unnamed broke woman a jar and poured its perfume on Jesus' head. Indignant bystanders harshly rebuked her. But, as always, Jesus was not backward in coming forward. His response: 'leave her alone,... Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.' (Mark 14:3b&…...[read more]

  • When Evil Wears a Party Mask

    29 October, 2017

    'Halloween kickstarts our annual extended welcome to the souls of the departed' ~ Elizabeth Farrelly. She knows not Jesus, but is sure correct on this point. So, stop for a moment. Would you... Would you give your son a snake when he asked for fish? Would you give your daughter a scorpion…...[read more]

  • Under Fire & out of Eden

    28 June, 2017

    Satan suggested the sweet fruit to Eve - Adam watched on in a wicked, weak and silent collaboration with evil. Then satan stole the day (and every day thereafter), paradise lost. Wiley satan separated Adam and Eve from God while they were in paradise with Him. If satan can divide man from God in…...[read more]

  • Heaven's Taster

    27 June, 2017

    Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your presence, Lord. (Psalm 89:15) I have found it wise to sit slightly alone in church, for those who do sit nearby are less than blessed. As a child in the '60s (note not 'of the 60s') all four feet of me…...[read more]

  • Out of Eden

    8 June, 2017

    God made man as the only creature that would be His mirror, bear His image. God created Adam to be like Himself - ruling, creative, caring and thinking, perfect in every way. To this very day every child born is still born in God's image (albeit fractured), for God stills makes like Himself,…...[read more]

  • Done With Church?

    24 May, 2017

    Are you done with church but not with Jesus? Has church become less than civilised for your spirit as well as your soul? Does the shepherd scatter the flock; do the sheep jostle each other? Do your spiritual horizons still gaze to the everlasting Son, but no longer from a pew? Too many have been…...[read more]

  • Are You in a Court or a Church?

    22 May, 2017

    My eyes were high but heart low as I sat under a most troubling 'Christian' heresy, An academic luminary who is far from the New Testament's measure common and un-schooled men boldly (blindly?) taught me and the other fifty gathered before him, that church attendance was a result of my…...[read more]

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