Who told you that you were lazy? – A parable based on Genesis 3

The serpent was the shrewdest of all the wild animals the Lord God had made. One day he asked the woman, “Did God really give you nothing to do and tell you not to harvest the fruit from any of the trees in the garden?” “Of course we may eat fruit from the trees in … Continue reading Who told you that you were lazy? – A parable based on Genesis 3

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When there’s no life left

When there's no life left | Tree Rings | Romans 8:28 | Romans 8 | Hope and Purpose | Dislocated Christians

Sometimes there are areas of our lives that seem to be dead, all the life and newness that was once there has gone.  It no longer feels fresh nor refreshing. As we look upon this part of our life we can see that life was once there - like tree rings, there is a reminder … Continue reading When there’s no life left

It’s difficult to know what to pray for North Korea

Numerous chimneys in an industrial area of North Korea

This afternoon, among others, I have read two articles that worry me.  The one that frightens me the most is this article by Eliot Cohen, entitled 'Waiting for the Bomb to Drop'.  In actual fact, the title doesn't give a very good sense of what the piece is about, basically Cohen argues that Donald Trump … Continue reading It’s difficult to know what to pray for North Korea

Reflections and questions on Job 14: When God feels close but suffering continues

Here's the text. In this chapter Job is tormented because it appears that he knows God is very close to him, and keeping a watchful eye on him (v3), but still Job's suffering continues. God's presence doesn't bring comfort, instead He wants God to leave him alone so he can die in relative peace. Job … Continue reading Reflections and questions on Job 14: When God feels close but suffering continues