not even a paraphrase. just thoughts. Hey, guess what – the LORD God, the one who made this whole world, the one in charge, the one who rules over the sun and the moon and the stars, the one who … Continue reading
waking up feeling despondent pressure of stuff that I expected myself to have got done by now pressure of stuff that others are expecting me to be able to do even though I just can’t pressure feeling that I’m not … Continue reading
I got up with a desire to make something beautiful for God today, some kind of visual art thing that would express something of how much I love him. That got me thinking about how we show love to people … Continue reading
Last night’s sermon inspired me to read I Peter – the whole letter in one go, to get the feel of what it’s about, but pausing to jot down particular verses that were jumping at me. There’s so much there … Continue reading
These are just rambly unstructured notes whilst tonight’s sermon is fresh in my mind: The main text was Luke 22:47-65 – interestingly focusing not on the obvious “bad guys” but on one of the “good guys”, Peter, because, guess what, … Continue reading
Yes, 1 July 2002 is the day I was born again.
If you don't know what being born again means, don't worry, I didn't either until it happened. Growing up in a Jewish home in Israel, you don't hear about this stuff. And even going to church - well, it varies. The churches I attended didn't tend to talk about it, and when I heard people use this term it meant nothing to me, it was as though they were talking Chinese.
And no, I don’t mean because of persecution, I mean because of the inner struggle between my natural human tendencies on the one hand, and the desire to obey God on the other. Jesus calls me to very high standards. … Continue reading
Counting my blessings leaves me amazed at how much I have to be thankful for, but it also makes me wonder: why me, God? why have you chosen to shower me with so much goodness? why have you protected me … Continue reading
it’s a Monday and God loves me. everything else pales into insignificance. knowing I’m loved by the one who made this universe, knowing he cares about me – I’m not just some random jumble of cells, I’m a human being … Continue reading
So I’m reading a blog by a fellow Christian who is talking about why we should all find time to do X (I’m deliberately leaving that blank, as my grumble isn’t about that specific thing she mentions – it’s about … Continue reading