Knowing or knowing about?

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The photo above was snapped last night up at the lake near where we live. This one below was taken about 40 minutes ago: The sky was darkening, the water becoming choppier. Then the lightning began to flash, the thunder … Continued

Contribute not just consume!

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The above is probably not as clear as it could be and therefore not as delicious looking as it tasted! American pancakes with various additions consumed whilst meeting with another local church leader the other day. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary … Continued

Unity in a divided world?

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An ancient song recorded in the Old Testament opens with the words, “How pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity…”  (Psalm 133). Then there is some imagery that possibly for our minds, it is hard to get our heads … Continued

Kabul, how to respond?

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I had a train of thought in my mind to write about as we approach Pentecost weekend. I was going to comment about how our ‘being full of the Spirit’ calls us outside the doors of the church world. That … Continued

Love our neighbour(s)?

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The photo above is part of the street where we live. It is a peaceful street generally – though there was one occasion a few months ago where near this spot, a plain clothes policeman grabbed a guy who ran … Continued

Check the label!

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Check the label? When I am sorting the washing out, I need to make sure I read what the label says. Otherwise we can end up with some dyed disasters!! There have been one or two over the years. Now, … Continued

Growing healthily?

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If you live in the Netherlands, then both of the photos above will probably be familiar to you. You will definitely recognise the one on the left – it is flower season when the fields north of Leiden, in the … Continued

Resurrection and life

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It was only two months ago that there was snow on the ground here in Zuid Holland. There was not loads of it but enough to crunch under foot and have a snowball fight or make a snowman. How many … Continued

Who is this?

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If you had to choose from the following, which would you go for?     All three photos were taken on a trip last week to the Isle of Wight in the UK – I was with my dad and one … Continued