Better to Light a Candle

Better to Light a Candle

Tweet  It was Eleanor Roosevelt who coined the oft-quoted phrase that it is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. In dark times people get inspired by this and use it to motivate action against observed evil in the world. Social reformers have been...
Resolution Resolve?

Resolution Resolve?

TweetEleven days into 2016 already so how are the resolutions going? Or perhaps, if you are like me, you don’t bother about them any more, settling for a renewed resolve to make adjustments to priorities, behaviour or interests instead… At New Year there...
Blessing in a Time of Violence

Blessing in a Time of Violence

TweetComing to terms with the terrible carnage in Paris is not easy for any of us. We are shaken to the core and struggle to find any meaning in such horrific events. ‘Where is God in all this?’ we ask – and no answer seems to come back. This poem...

Halloween – A Dilemma?

TweetIt is that time of year again when Christian face a dilemma – to join in Halloween celebrations, or to ignore them. It is most difficult for parents with children: they don’t want to spoil the fun, nor do they want to feel their children are left out...
The Importance of Children

The Importance of Children

Tweet Yvonne wants to share the following which she finds exciting: “The most significant challenge before us is to recapture in our own particular settings the deep-seatedness of Jesus’ teaching on children. Children are not only minor but equal sharers with adults...

Nothing New About It…

TweetBe inspired (as Yvonne was) by these words taken from the Bible (I John 2:7-17): Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word that you have heard. Yet I am writing you a...