prayer
an inner peak

an inner peak

No doubt it seemed like an ordinary day as this little group of friends strolled the hour or so up the hill.

schools & education

schools & education

As the Aotearoa New Zealand school year begins for 2022 here’s a thought on the purpose of education, and a reflection on prayer in schools.

breathe again

breathe again

Sometimes when I don’t feel like praying I simply become aware of my breathing.

with full hearts

with full hearts

May we attain your promises, which surpass every human desire.

in God’s gaze

in God’s gaze

God’s gaze on me is the heart of prayer. God does all the work – and I am transformed.

lectio divina

lectio divina

The method of prayer I use to prepare the reflections on the scriptures of the day is a form of what is known in the Christian tradition as Lectio Divina.

our default setting

our default setting

So much that is taught and written about prayer serves only to convince us that prayer is a complex project to be mastered.

pray & heal

pray & heal

We are challenged by Jesus to forgive those who harm us, but as hard as we try we are unable to do this and often we don’t even want to forgive.

THE sign

THE sign

… discreetly in a restaurant, or unashamedly before a meeting, a performance or in competition on the sports field.

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just one thing

just one thing

they could have rushed back home to see the faces of their family and watch The Chase before dinner. 

open the gates

open the gates

For you are the living temple of God. Open up that temple, make it spacious, give it height.

be the first

be the first

With Christ we are freed from the trap of following every fad, fashion, celebrity or opinion.

so simple

so simple

These complications are very useful, and make the watch more… complicated.

get dressed

get dressed

This divine dressing is not a lengthy process needing skilled tailors and holy-wardrobe assistants.