You Will Have Trouble

You Will Have Trouble

We don’t want trouble, but when Jesus says ‘You Will Have Trouble’, there must be something to help us through.  There are some promises I would like God not to keep. I’m not sure if you can still get them or not, but you used to be able to buy […]

I am loved

I Am Loved

It can feel very lonely when we don’t experience love. A sense of abandonment. To know that ‘I am loved’ is like the permanent embrace of presence.  To be loved and know it deeply is, I think, the quest of every heart. According to early Church writer Paul, it is […]

17th Century Nun’s Prayer Lord, Thou knowest better than I know myself that I am growing older and someday will be old.

17th Century Nun’s Prayer

A 17th Century Nun Prayed ‘Lord, Thou knowest better than I know myself that I am growing older and someday will be old.’ Recently, I went on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, a small village here in New Zealand. In 1892, Suzanne Aubert (better known as Mother Mary Joseph) established the congregation of […]

I Am Known

I am Known

In a world of loneliness, we need the reassurance that ‘I am known’. From this, intimacy grows.   One of the questions many people face is ‘Do I matter?’ For many, it feels like they don’t matter to anyone at all. That they are just a blip of dust in […]

I am Held

I Am Held

When your world is a mess, it may seem lonely, but God is always holding us. I am held by something far bigger than myself. Currently, you are travelling at a speed of about 1,000 miles (1600 kilometers) per hour. That is the speed of the rotation of the earth. You don’t […]

Take Time to Steady the Ship

Take Time to Steady the Ship

You’ve been through a storm, and there has been major upheaval. Please, take time to steady the ship and restore direction.    It was a wild and unsettled time in my life. It was like my little life boat had run into a big storm and I had held on […]