The Right Perspective

How to Worship God In his book, The Vision and The Vow, Pete Greig tells of how a distinguished art critic was studying an exquisite painting by the Italian Renaissance master Filippino Lippi. He stood in London’s National Gallery gazing at the fifteenth-century depiction of Mary holding the infant Jesus on her lap, with saints Dominic […]

When You Don’t Understand God – A Deviotional Thought

John Newton mentored a man called William Cowper (1731–1800). Cowper had experienced tragedy. His mother died when he was six. His father died while he was still young. He qualified as a barrister. Outwardly he was successful. However, he suffered from serious depression. When applying for an administrative post in the House of Lords that […]

Trials. How Useful Are They?

Your Trial Will Become Your Triumph ‘Houston, we’ve had a problem,’ were the words of Jim Lovell on the evening of 13 April 1970. Nearly fifty-six hours into the mission to the moon, an explosion aboard the spacecraft plunged the crew into a fight for their survival. Within less than a minute there was a […]

Black, White or Grey?

No Shades of Grey Back in the 1960s, the band The Monkees sang about how no one seemed to believe in absolute morals anymore. In Shades of Gray they sang: When the world and I were young,Just yesterday.Life was such a simple game…It was easy then to tell right from wrong…Today there is no black or white,Only shades […]

A Hymn’s Story

Troubles Do Not Have the Last Word George Matheson was born in Glasgow, the eldest of eight children. He had only partial vision as a boy. By the age of twenty he was completely blind. When his fiancée learnt he was going blind and that there was nothing the doctors could do, she told him […]

Anxiety & Depression Linked to Abuse

Disclaimer: I am merely someone with some life experience (now including some anxiety and depression) and have NO medical or psychological degree. A professional, such as a doctor, should be consulted if anyone has symptoms like anxiety and depression to a noticeable, serious degree. I do believe there is a spiritual component to these health […]

The Ultimate Love Story – A Thoughtful Prose

The Little Things   Imagine a boy meeting a girl, a very special girl.  To this boy, he couldn’t tell what it was but knew there was something different about her.  He wanted to get to know her; he wanted to spend every available minute and second with her.  Perhaps he was too shy or […]