There was this great treat I used to get as a child. That treat was being able to go out for my Mum down the road to the shop to get something for her. Like some item she might need for cooking or something she was doing in the house. Sometimes it would be going […]Read More Do You Remember What I Said?
Gerry and Iain are two of my favourite people on the planet. I have never met them in person. I don’t think they really know of me other than few an occasional retweet of their stuff. I don’t think I really knew them this time last year. In that space of time, however, they have […]Read More Columbo and Something Worth Listening To
One of the things to be really grateful for are working senses. Recently I was thinking about what it would be like to be deaf, especially what it would be like to gradually lose the sense of hearing completely having had it fully for a long time. It was not a cheering thought to consider. […]Read More For A Sound Mind: Listen
Two ears and one mouth, so an adage suggests, means we should be doing twice as much listening as speaking. Just being able to listen at all is the sad lament of the Lord in this tragic Psalm. What is particularly challenging in this Psalm is what is implied as the meaning of listening. This […]Read More Psalm 81 – If Only You Would Listen
They can sound so convincing. We live in a day and age when we want to hear things that are life affirming. We want to hear we can do it. We want to hear those words that let us soar and believe we are capable of great things. We can then feel a lot of […]Read More Listening To The Wrong Voices
Solomon sure loved his Dad. I get the impression he was also very fond of his son. I get that impression because it’s fairly regular we read in the book of wisdom the father talking to his son. The thing about the book of Proverbs is there are some things in there that are observations, […]Read More Pay, Turn, Apply
This video is the inspiration for this post. The key was the part where David Stephens contrasts what faith is as opposed to what presumption is. The whole section of the necessity for God to initiate faith, rather than my presumption starting something and expecting God to show up was a splendid and refreshing reminder […]Read More Suffering From Spiritual Tinnitus