How well do you handle suffering?

For years a sentence in the Bible puzzled me: “when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy”(James 1:2). I couldn’t make sense of it. How could there be joy in suffering? Since then I have come to see I was looking through the eyes...

How do we find freedom

I’m reading a  novel and a quote jumped out at me: “He belonged to someone and could no longer pretend otherwise, but he didn’t know who his master was." Who or what are we serving and are we really free? In the Bible the apostle...

When being independent works against us

Some time ago I met an elderly man who’d received a charity mailing seeking support for people living alone. “I guess that’s like me”, he said and was surprised to be one of “those” people who needed help. With a shrug of his shoulders he explained that nearly all of...

What is the big picture?

Imagine you’re in a hurry, rushing down a street. Suddenly and without warning, there’s someone behind you. You feel a hard thump and the next thing you know you are on the ground. You’re in pain, your head is ringing from the impact and you’re confused. Then you...

The spiritual world is real, not a game!

Have you caught many? They could be down your street or behind the bus! There are 143 in total, some of which are hatched from eggs. Pokemon Go is a revolution in the way (some) people play games and the furore since it’s release on July 6 th and has got people whose...

Stop keeping score to save relationships

Why do many couples break up while others carry on? When the honeymoon period is over, the excitement and romance has gone it’s easy to find fault with one another. The going can get tough and that’s when arguments increase. We can wonder what has gone wrong and is it...