Happy birthday Daddy, I miss you and love you.

Apparently today, 15th November, is ‘I love to write day’? No idea who, where, what or why that is, but the date is significant to me as it’s my Dad’s birthday – he would have turned 71. So in honour of the day, I’m going to write briefly about him.

Above is my recent sketch from a favourite photo of him taken on my wedding day in 1994, he is embracing me as I leave to go away on honeymoon (I didn’t include myself in the sketch as it’s the back of my head and big wedding hairdos are hard to draw). I love this photograph but it’s a bitter reminder of how much I have missed his hugs for the past seventeen years.

Continue reading Happy birthday Daddy, I miss you and love you.

Remembering a child at Christmas

Last Christmas was so unbearably sad.¬†My eight year old nephew had passed away on the 17th December and we just did not know how to make our way through the ‘season of joy’.¬†Everything was bitter, cold and so very dark. Continue reading Remembering a child at Christmas

may God bless us with discomfort…

…at easy answers, half truths, and superficial relationships
–so that we may live from
deep within our hearts.

May God bless us with anger
…at injustice, oppression and exploitation of people
–so that we may work for
justice, freedom and peace.

May God bless us with tears to shed
…for those who suffer from pain, grief, rejection, starvation and war
–so that we may reach out our hands
to comfort them and turn their pain to joy.

May God bless us with just enough foolishness
…to believe that we can make a difference in the world
–so that we can do what others claim cannot be done.

And the blessing of God who creates, redeems and sanctifies be upon us and all whom we love and pray for this day and forever more.

Amen

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Sunday in a Sentence #2

His identity + His mission = Our treasure Luke 9:18-27

‘Who do you say I am?’ – Jesus

Christ’s Son-of-God status humiliated through His Son-of-man sacrifice opened the way for us to have a heavenly future worth more than any earthly thing.

The big question is, what is your answer to His question?

Sunday in a Sentence #1

Sunday morning sermon summarised in a sentence. By liberty on the lighter side.
are you focussing on the five loaves of the hands that can multiply them?

This is a brand new idea and one I hope to post consistently about a Sunday morning’s sermon in a nutshell. Also a fun way to play with image editing software!

What did you come away with from the place you worshipped at today that you’d like to share?