Tag Archives: blessing

What is success and failure in God’s upside down Kingdom? (2)

Blessings from Failure:   Back in 2011 and prior to my discovery of dyspraxia, my boss tried to help me rectify my overloaded caseload. We worked together and I tried hard to please my manager. I never could. I fell … Continue reading

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Resurrection

Resurrection At sunrise in the garden Kind love met Mary Magdalene She had no expectation of seeing The dead man walking Alive After his recent encounter with death. Sightless with grief Joyfully she knew him Only when in tenderness He … Continue reading

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Facing death

When I was a child I was asked to draw a picture of Heaven. I drew a picture of a green meadow in Spring time, with a stream running along its edge, lush green grass and wild flowers, lambs gambolling, … Continue reading

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Love’s austere and lonely offices

Think of a time and a relationship where you have taken someone for granted, when you were unaware of practical love poured out for you. In the poem “Those winter Sundays” the narrator recalls how his father after a 6 … Continue reading

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Struggle

How is it that when we are part of the people of God and wanting to live a good life that we can still struggle with our emotions and motivations? We are in good company. In the Bible, Jacob wrestles … Continue reading

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Longings (First posted March 2014)

                This was the first post I published a year ago when I started my Blog as Reflections during Lent. The message is still pertinent today, this Lent. Hope you enjoy it. Prayer: … Continue reading

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