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Francis Danby, “The Enchanted Castle” (c. 1841)

When I first saw this painting, I was struck by the intensity of its vision, not simply the artist’s but the lingering figure of the woman by the reflecting pool. 491 more words

Christianity

Unsettled but with hindsight; ok!

Arrived yesterday afternoon – felt a little unsettled and was worried about S getting lost and that I hadn’t realised it was the wrong direction – went straight into the church to say a prayer that she would be ok and not get lost – had no mobile reception at all which seemed to unsettle me a little more, but walked up the hill to where I remembered the signal being ok – text from S to say arrived so that helped! 272 more words

People

Do I ever lie to myself? Do I believe my own lie?

There were many times when I told myself a lie and believed it, or at the least acted as if it were true. I didn’t like that about myself, so I made a checklist to help me stop lying to myself and help me stop believing my own lies. 287 more words

Blog

UPON THIS ROCK

Matthew 16:18 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 319 more words

God

What Happened Afterwards

He did a good job. I applauded him.

The word came across strong and clearly. There was enough in it for me to take something and think it through afterwards and I was already thinking of how I could converse about it with others afterwards. 296 more words

God

The Depth of Our Brokenness

Somewhere around nine months ago, the media exploded with a story about Ferguson, Missouri (a town I didn’t know existed until August), and the world’s attention was turned towards the massive gap between races that few people seemed to have noticed before. 643 more words

Faith