Rocks and Stones

The church, Peter writes, is “God’s own people, in order that you may proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.”  The church has inherited the calling Israel failed to fulfil.  We are chosen not for privilege but for costly service and witness, joyfully offered … [To read more, click on title]

Mystery on the Road

… just over a year ago when we heard the news of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, this became the topic of conversation with all we associated with. We all talk about these and many other events that happen – in our town, country and the whole world. It’s what we do as human beings. We all have an opinion and we love to share them with others. These conversations are part of our ordinary, everyday lives … [To read more, click on title]

Relief Valve

The seal on the milk bottle I was trying to open was proving stubborn, so I prized a little harder, being ultra careful not to make a mess, when, despite my concentration, the thing flipped in my hand and burst free, spurting milk all over my t-shirt and the infant in my arms.  Unsolicited, unsummoned, a vile obscenity spurted from my mouth.  “Drat!” I said, … [To read more, click on title]