... while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. John 1 parallels the creation narrative. In which the Word, through whom all things came into being, shines in the darkness. With winds sweeping; and then all this time later: Word, and things into being, and light. A dynamic God, at work, … Continue reading The time to honor
Praise, to the one who appears, in sound, experience, and direction and seek not the experience, but the one who has much more work to do. ... With thanks
I find it hard to be mindful. And this morning was one of those mornings. In a moment of inspiration, I decided to open up "A Prayer Book for Australia," affectionately (?) known as the APBA. To Thursday morning: The minister reads, "This is the message we have heard in Christ:" and the … Continue reading Being mindful
Also on my bookshelf (re: I organised my books last week), is Improvisation and the Theatre. The American spelling being, theater. I have a history with theatre, and I may also write a small play in the next months, but which is another topic. The Netherlands In short, I am going to the Netherlands in response to a call, … Continue reading On my plans
When entering deeper faith, something happens, where the heart is raised, and the mind and the body respond - ... But then something, doubt, comes. It's a counter. And faith feels undesirable. And before you realise, you are out of that perfect place of faith. And then the place of faith seems unattainable, even though it … Continue reading Not doubting
Sometimes, a ramble is worth listening to. Or reading. There are people out there, who are wondering, "what's next?" There are people, who want to know what to do. There are people who feel so disoriented by the state of the world, that they do not know what to set their mind to: there is … Continue reading The appearance of things
Contemplation, and entering a place of rest. The storm crashing over the bow. Tuning out concerns about accommodation. Standing on deck, and battening down the hatches. Tuning out concerns about money. Going to the helm, and holding onto the wheel. Tuning out concerns about health. Concentrating on steering. and forgetting the seasickness.