One of the people I was teaching asked me to explain the term ‘substantial’. On that occasion I got all technical on them and said that it meant – stuff. When something is substantial it is full of stuff. When it is not substantial it doesn’t have a lot of stuff in it. The person […]Read More Something Substantial: Not Just A Cheese Sandwich
I love a good political thriller. The intrigue, the ambition, the aspiration, the connections, the soaring hopes, the corrupting, the demise, the mess and in some cases the lessons to learn that might point to some sort of redemption. Might. A lot of the political thrillers I come across don’t tend to have much in […]Read More Finding A Rule That’s Right
Word in for the word out. There are different ways that the word gets in you. It can be read, it can be heard, it can be seen, it be felt. Of the various things that makes its way into the system not all of it to allow us to be the better for the […]Read More A Shape Of Things To Come
There is something reassuring about routine. You know where it is, you know what it s, you know when it will happen, you know when it will end, you know when it will start up again. You even get to know how to fix it if it goes broke or at least ensure it that […]Read More Bent Out Of Shape: Familiarly Unfamiliar
It was a really good conversation which as ever was based on a really good question. “What are you going to do now?” The question was coming from a great place, because it came from those who had a great deal of love and respect. It was not to gain ammunition for gossip. It was […]Read More What Shape Are You In?
Stumbling and fumbling and bumbling around. Not having a clue what to do, not having a clue where I’m going, not having a clue about anything except for the apparent need to do something or else I’m not really alive. For all that, though, it’s still just stumbling and fumbling and bumbling. Anything good or […]Read More Focus On The Light To Lead The Way
One of the encouraging things that came across in his speech on endurance, was how focusing on Jesus would help us to endure. It was particularly appropriate having heard about Jesus being the author and finisher of our faith. If we can focus on Him, He is sure to help us endure. He gives us […]Read More What Did He Say?