“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God”. Matthew 5:8 We’d lived in Hoboken for a while. We had a lovely railroad apartment on the top floor of an apartment building. The lounge was 24 feet by 12 feet, enormous by Hoboken standards. I was working at the Church in Manhattan, and […]....continue reading
A city built on a hill cannot be hid. Matthew 5:14 My pastor came to me. “The BBC want to film your wedding. Would you be OK with that?” It was to be part of a programme about same sex marriage. I said no, simply because I didn’t want my wedding day to be a curiosity, […]....continue reading
He will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.. Matthew 25:32-33 When the final war comes people will be asked to bring their pets to the gathering. All of the cats will be placed on one side, and all the dogs on the other. Cats will be saved, dogs […]....continue reading
“The eye is the lamp of the body…” Matthew 6: 22-23 Healthy: What do you see? Why is this the case? Ask lots of questions. Listen to those who have first hand experience, personal experience. Get as close to the source as you can. Think of the possibilities. Take nothing for granted. Unhealthy: What do you […]....continue reading
Mark 3:1-2 I liked her, I really did, but her behaviour was out of control. The first few months with the church had been great, but then she’d changed. Gradually she’d become belligerent and acerbic. Firstly she brought her testicles to church. She wanted to show everyone. She’d had them removed, and liked to shock […]....continue reading
It was the first day of the first term of the brand new school, and so far all was going well. At the assembly the head addressed the school. “There’s only one thing I ask” she said, “that we all treat everyone with love and respect, that you treat everyone the way you’d like to be treated”.....continue reading
A colleague hit on me.
I was really flattered. It’s been a while since anybody did that.
I think my husband still fancies me, but he never says so.
I do wonder whether I’m just ugly now and nobody wants me.
But then someone hit on me, and for a few minutes I felt special.
Row, row, row your boat, softly down the stream.
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.
I love that Jesus and John preached: “Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven has come near”. On my lighter days it speaks of a simplicity.....continue reading
I was told that God was love.
You’d think it was a good thing, a good start.
Alas, nothing of the sort.
I awoke to consciousness on a flat, monochrome, earth. Light and the shadow partitioned the landscape with predictable regularity. I was a part of an army of light, stretched out across the rim of the world. And on the other side of the earth an army of darkness stretched out like a smoky mirror of wraiths waiting to do battle.....continue reading