When Jenny Rowbory talks about suffering, I listen. Jenny has walked with God many years through unbearable pain, and I deeply respect her theology. So I’m absolutely overjoyed to have her permission to share with you her words on suffering and the vulnerability of God, which I’ve arranged in an interview style – please read, absorb and share widely.
I’m thrilled to tell you today that I have an article up online published by The Guardian, on why you shouldn’t just rebuke your child if they’re staring at a disabled person. Please do read! This one’s special.
’Lament’ sounds very spiritual and dignified. What it looks like in practice is ugly-crying in your front garden while the sun sets.
I lose my temper; I lose my way, I fail. I am never enough.
But God says, counterintuitively, we are already enough.
Listen here for the replay of my LIVE interview with radio UCB 2’s Ruth O’Reilly – talking for 35 minutes on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and why what helps chronic illness sufferers is counter-intuitive to most Christians.
Everything is so expensive, and I want to make the right decision. THE right decision. Because obviously, when you’re choosing the tiles for the kitchen splash-back, there is a right way and a wrong way and I have to research the whole of Pinterest and crowdsource on Facebook to find out what those are.
As King Canute learned, you cannot withstand the power of the sea. Neither can you stop the will of God.
Restoration is an art. Anyone can paint over something with new fashionable paint to hide the imperfections. But it takes an artist who can chip off the old paint, sand and varnish so that the essence of the furniture is revealed once more, not as old and tired, but fresh and beautiful, as it was meant to be.