The fairy tales don’t begin to… They tell of a great hero rescuing the damsel in distress, but not in the way my real rescue happened. My true hero – my true hero did the unimaginable for me. To most … Continue reading
Thinking aloud about murder, adultery, and victimless crimes I was reading about the capture of Mosul and how one Iraqi soldier took revenge against the Isis guy who’d been behind the murder of his family. Once captured and identified, the … Continue reading
I’m reading a book about living the Christian life, and this sentence just leapt out at me. It’s so exactly how it is, it’s the beautiful balance of living as a person saved by grace – I know I don’t have to … Continue reading
I’ve heard people say this, and they mean well, but… They mean well – they say it as an encouragement, they say it to people who are struggling and they want to give them hope. But here’s the problem: if … Continue reading
I’m happily married but no, I didn’t mean my husband – and he knows that there’s someone I love more, he’s perfectly ok with it, in fact he encourages me to love this other guy more than I love him. … Continue reading
I was talking to someone online who told me she’s an agnostic because she doesn’t want to put limits on God.
From where I’m looking, putting limits on God is precisely what she’s doing.
Now let’s see if I can explain it in a way that people who aren’t inside my head can understand what I mean… Continue reading
So yesterday I got kind of ranty in a face to face situation for a change. It wasn’t pretty. And I cried afterwards, because I was letting God down and it kills me when I do that. Because I love … Continue reading
I’m fine, she’d say when asked I’m fine, she’d tell herself I’m fine – because this pain and mess and everything is normal, right? This is how life is. Everybody knows that. We just have to cope, to find ways … Continue reading
So you know how yesterday I talked about the high standards God sets for us, and how Jesus said you can’t assume you’re ok just because you didn’t murder anyone, you’re guilty even if you just get angry with someone … Continue reading
Can you love someone and wish them harm? Can you love someone and rejoice when they suffer? I got into a conversation online today about schadenfreude. I said my problem with this is to do with “love your neighbour”, and … Continue reading