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 […]
The bigger the size, the harder it is to miss!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Francis Chan’s mother died giving birth to him. The only affection he can remember receiving from his father lasted about thirty seconds when he was on the way to his stepmother’s funeral aged nine. When he was twelve, his father also died. Francis cried, but also felt relieved. Francis is now a pastor. He and […]
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 […]
It could be on the order of a revelation that I awoke this morning with a renewed sense of the world around me and my potential capabilities in this world. In placing no blame, I’m inclined to say that my self-confidence has been stunted in my up-bringing. Many factors, I’m sure, could be called to […]