Gratitude, God the Father, Death and Time

There are so many books out there being sold and more being published every single day. As more books get published and sold, my ‘to-read and review’ pile just gets bigger and bigger. Here are some of the books that have been sitting on my shelf for a while that I’ve been meaning to getContinue reading “Gratitude, God the Father, Death and Time”

Saturday Snippets (October 2)

As well as reading a lot of books, I also read a ton of articles every week. Here are some of the articles that I’ve read recently and have found interesting, helpful, challenging and encouraging. I hope that they will be the same for you, my dear readers…

Marriage, Theology, Prayer, Self Harm and Following Jesus

I haven’t been keeping up with my normal weekly pattern of book reviews lately. Maybe you noticed, maybe you didn’t. Regardless, I have a plan that I keep to. But the past month or soo I’ve taken it a bit slower. However, even though the reviews haven’t been coming out, I have still been reading.Continue reading “Marriage, Theology, Prayer, Self Harm and Following Jesus”

Saturday Snippets (August 28)

As well as reading a lot of books, I also read a ton of articles every week. Here are some of the articles that I’ve read recently and have found interesting, helpful, challenging and encouraging. I hope that they will be the same for you, my dear readers…

The God of the Mundane

Living in a world that tells people to be their ‘best self’, to achieve greatness and do something special with their lives is tiring. The focus is on the extraordinary, rather than the day to day grind of normal life. Well, it’s just wrong and it’s wreaking havoc in so many people’s lives.

Saturday Snippets (July 10)

As well as reading a lot of books, I also read a ton of articles every week. Here are some of the articles that I’ve read recently and have found interesting, helpful, challenging and encouraging. I hope that they will be the same for you, my dear readers…

Suffering Is Painful, But…

I’ve spent this week writing a sermon on Job 1. I planned the series in Job at the beginning of the year and have been in preparation for it for years. Maybe you’re like me; at times it can feel as if our lives are all preparation for preaching a sermon on Job. We allContinue reading “Suffering Is Painful, But…”

Truth that holds in the storms

Storms rage, waves crash and the future seems bleak. I’m not talking about literal storms, but the storms that rage in our lives regularly. Maybe for you it was a doctor’s diagnosis. Maybe it was the death of a loved one. Maybe it’s the constant pain of poor mental health. Whatever your storm is, youContinue reading “Truth that holds in the storms”

Teenager, put down the screen

Kids, pre-teens and teenagers spend so much time on screens. I’m not condemning screen time at all, I’m also in front of a screen a lot of the time. Over the past year that scree time has just gone up, especially for kids and teenagers. School went online. I’m assuming that gaming time went up.Continue reading “Teenager, put down the screen”