Tag Archives: separation from God

Ever ask why?

You may remember a fascinating Guardian advert from 1986, which shows the same event from three different angles, demonstrating how important perspective is on how we view and interpret a situation. Ever ask God why? Moses gave the Israelites God’s clear … Continue reading

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In a dark place

So there I was in the hotel shower, wearing nothing but a layer of soap bubbles when everything went black. Seriously black. Not a glimmer of light, not even when my eyes should have adjusted. We’d had to rebook the … Continue reading

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Approach in awe

If you’ve ever been to Niagara Falls, you’ll have seen how those passenger boats go right through the foam, almost right under the deluge of water. We went, kitted out in the blue macs they distributed, as you get absolutely … Continue reading

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Reason to empathize

We used to live in a very deprived area in the north of England. There was one home we visited. It was freezing cold, with water running down inside the walls, and just a rough curtain where a door should have been. … Continue reading

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Back to Bethel

I’m pretty much a Jill-of-all-trades. I’ll have a fair go at most things, and there aren’t many things I won’t try. There is however, one thing that try as I might, I cannot do. Find my way to new places. … Continue reading

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Alone?

Q: Can you think of a sentence with five ‘and’s all in a line? A: A painter was repainting the inn sign for the ‘George and Dragon’ pub. The publican came out to check on him: “You’ve not left enough room … Continue reading

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In his presence

What is church for? Why do you go (if you do)? Many people call church ‘the house of God’ and believe they are visiting ‘the big man upstairs’. When I was young, there was great discussion about what you should … Continue reading

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