Reflections

2020 Vision for 2020
2020 Vision for 2020December 18, 20202020 – a year to remember or a year to forget? Each of us will respond with different reasons for choosing one or the other, but one thing is certain...Read More
The Good News Was Never Meant To Be A Secret
The Good News Was Never Meant To Be A SecretDecember 17, 2020Do you ever have the feeling, while reading Scripture, Jesus is speaking directly to you?Read More
Seeing Life as Gift
Seeing Life as GiftSeptember 23, 2020Visiting our old hometown got me to reflecting on the value of life. This is the town in which my wife and I were married; the birthplace of our two daughters and two sons, the youngest of whom celebrated his 43rd birthday this week whilst we were here; it is the place my mother died. Hence it is sacred ground. Read More
God speaks … but do we listen?
God speaks … but do we listen?August 28, 2020“We have to do what is required of us and confidently leave the rest to God.” These words stood out for me in a reflection this week and I thought: “It can’t be any clearer than that.” What was so special about them? It was God speaking directly and straightforward to me, responding to a prayer of the previous night.Read More
The Look of Love
The Look of LoveJuly 2, 2020The time arrived and I rushed Pattie to Hospital for the birth of our first child. She was scared, but only seemed nervous. Read More
Soar on Eagles’ Wings
Soar on Eagles’ WingsJune 5, 2020Soar on Eagles’ Wings They that hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar on eagles’ wings; They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint. [Isaiah 40:31] Birds are used as Christian symbols. The peacock symbolises immortality, based on an ancient belief that the flesh of the peacock […]Read More
Power of Prayer
Power of PrayerApril 17, 2020“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and the one who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” [Matthew 7:7-8 NABRE] Jesus did it often! He did it for […]Read More
Like a Lamb to the slaughter
Like a Lamb to the slaughterApril 9, 2020“Like a lamb led to slaughter or a sheep silent before shearers, he did not open his mouth” [Isaiah 53:7]. In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus was in great torment, soaked in sweat, beads of perspiration falling from his brow like raindrops from the sky, trembling as if a great pain racked his body. The […]Read More
The Thief Who Stole Paradise
The Thief Who Stole ParadiseApril 9, 2020“Today you will be with me in Paradise” [Luke 23:43]. The scriptures of Holy Week are very special to me; it’s a week in which I enjoy very deep and meaningful reflections, doing as Mary did, treasuring these things and pondering them in my heart. But there is one that really stood out for me, […]Read More
The Golden Rule and beyond
The Golden Rule and beyondFebruary 20, 2020A best-selling book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie, was first published in 1937 with the sole purpose “to help solve the biggest problem you face: the problem of getting along with and influencing people in your everyday, business and social contacts.” Carnegie outlined a series of principles designed to win […]Read More