beauty for the mind and soul

beauty for the mind and soul

Beauty is a fantastic gift of God for the mind and soul. We are made with a great appetite for beauty. We might spend hours in galleries, finding ourselves leaning in to see just a little more of the artist’s intricate detail—wondering at their amazing ability; or...
when ordinary life feels like prayer

when ordinary life feels like prayer

My life is a remarkably ordinary life, I imagine you might say your life is too. But what is it that you love to do? Something you know as truly yours, even if it is an activity which seems unimportant to anyone else, you know the value you put on it. Have you ever...
worship…do we need to develop stamina?

worship…do we need to develop stamina?

I remember hearing a prophet say we should develop stamina for spending extended time in worship, to learn to be willing and able to engage at length in the presence of God. The challenge he brought was fitting then, and remains so now. What if a shift in awareness...

Turning Away From His Love

“Those who cling to worthless idols forfeit the love that could be theirs” Jonah 2:8 This little verse, hidden away in the Old Testament, was said by a desperate man, a man who had heard from God and yet angrily rejected what was said to him, because his...

Soaking Prayer…..Some Practical Details

Before we start to look at the details of how to do soaking prayer there is a question to be answered: ‘Is this something we can imagine Jesus doing?’ Do the gospels give us any clues? Let’s just take a moment to think about this, Jesus spent whole...
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