The way of achievement

Priorities, are something I think about a lot.  When I sit down and think.  Distractions aside. ... If you can sort out what matters, then surely you can "achieve it."  If not with the advantages of a "modern" life, then with wisdom and discipline; and then if not these, with God. ... But, and there …

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Love, and work

It's easy to become engrossed in mission and work. Greater though, is love. St Paul wrote, "If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.  And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and …

A welcome

I was encouraged on the weekend, to "welcome".  To think about how I was welcomed as a new Christian, and to welcome new Christians in the same way.  (This was the topic of the sermon at church.) "Welcome" connects directly into orthodox Christian theology.  We are welcomed into Jesus, and we welcome Jesus into us. …

Holland

I am in Holland, now.  I am not quite sure what I am doing here, really.  I do not want to be an Israelite on the road complaining about what I once had in Egypt, but this is quite stale, at the moment.  I do not know the language, I do not know people, I do …

A moments check

It feels cold in Newark, and gray.  Well, the weather is cold, and having come from a Melbourne summer.  And gray – perhaps the sky and the concrete.  Or, the monotony of “go.” I have been non-stop “go.”  A combination of work “to do”, and I suppose, not wanting to deal with the fact that …

Pre-boarding

I am getting ready to board a Delta flight to Minneapolis, onto Newark.  I am feeling relaxed, having spent three days camping on the beach; and now with the music playing in the waiting lounge, perhaps. I am feeling grateful, for the time on the beach.  I have not taken a holiday - a leave …

Church practice

My thought of leading a church, is rather a strong heart for leading a church.  But this has been on hold, for me.  For whatever reason, I have not considered that I should - for the immediate future.  And this has been hard, because I am shaped to. I continue to "be" in this direction, …

Not doubting

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 …