Advent – are we there yet??

that (we) may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 This weekend, heading into the fourth week of Advent, I find myself wondering what exactly is all this expectation about? We talk about waiting, and anticipation, and this sense of journey, but a lot of …

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My mum’s cataract surgery, Matthew 6:22, and our need to let the light in

“The eye is the lamp of the body. Therefore, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how terrible that darkness will be! No one can serve two masters. Either …

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It’s no accident God delivered hope in a baby!

For unto us a Child is born,Unto us a Son is given;And the government will be upon His shoulder.And His name will be calledWonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.Of the increase of His government and peaceThere will be no end,Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,To order it and establish it with judgment and justiceFrom that time forward, …

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dealing with writer’s block…

Often, especially when I have trouble getting my writing engine warmed up, a picture prompt can help. So I sat on the front stoop with Max to see if he would cooperate. It was our first selfie together since the beard went away and, while he showed his usual disdain for the Paparazzi, I managed …

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the relationship between light and the one with eyes to see

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” - John 8:12 As someone who appreciates photography, I find light fascinating. Not so much as something to be manipulated as a resource to work with. I …

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Letting the Light in

“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! - Matthew 6:22-23 NIV - Dr. Porter …

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Jesus wants to take us, breathless, into the possibilities…

Jesus took Peter, James, and John, and brought them to the top of a very high mountain where they were alone. He was transformed in front of them, 3 and his clothes were amazingly bright, brighter than if they had been bleached white. - Mark 9:2-3 So I'm a little bit excited about church today. I always enjoy …

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