Tongues of fire

(A poem, I wrote at Pentecost in 2018, reflecting on both the ‘arrival’ of the Spirit for the disciples, recorded in Acts 2, and the ongoing work of the Spirit today.)  Tongues of fire A rushing wind, Tempest, Tumult, Peace. Fire!   Boughs break,...

Pentecost Prayers

(An excerpt from a Pentecost liturgy. I was deeply touched by the weight of these prayers. I hope that you will find praying them as meaningful as I did.)  Spirit of God, you are the breath of creation, the wind of change that blows through our lives; come now and...

Reflections on Lent 2018

Lent: why I failed miserably, and yet it seems I’m going to be ok. I was so pumped up for the Lent fast this year. It sounded like such an awesome adventure for us. Turns out it was more a great idea I’d had for others to do, and for me to write about. What a...

Jesus works in a call centre

A callous disruption, shatters my peace. It is the inexcusable equivalent of A ‘person’ Standing before my desk – Obtrusive – intrusive – Shouting, “Speak to me now, speak to me now!”   Push the green button, Place speaker to my ear, “Hello?”  ...

Behold the empty tomb!

Easter Sunday 2018 Currently one of my favourite choruses for an Easter Sunday is this one: “See the stone is rolled away, Behold the empty tomb Hallelujah, God be praised He’s risen from the grave.” – Brooke Ligertwood, Matt Crocker It puts into song the...