darkness
light in the dark

light in the dark

A feeling of darkness often serves to highlight the limitations of our pre-packaged ideas

a bit of colour

a bit of colour

I usually spend a day with the following day’s scripture so that in the evening I have something to share in these FFF posts.

light in darkness

light in darkness

Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey.

only in God

only in God

I was out for a walk last night soon after sunset, clear sky, Southern Cross above, and the International Space Station passing – a human presence in the skies.

lighting darkness

lighting darkness

Returning to the way things were is the “recession” of which we should have the most fear.

facing demons

facing demons

I'm happy to receive regular social media updates from Dr. Robert Wicks and this week one of his reflections began "The darkness we experience in life often tells just...

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sabbatical update

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I’m like Thomas. I need to experience Christ. Happy Feast Day to all of us who seek greater maturity of faith

growing up

growing up

Thomas was not doubting as much as seeking; he was expressing the desire of one who truly yearns for adult faith.

another way

another way

Surely the real mortality in our sin is not any particular action or omission itself, but what we do after we realise our sin