A Pilgrim’s lack of progress, subtitled: why pray?

“Why do we need to pray if God knows what we are going to say before we think it?”  The question took me completely by surprise.  This was a group that had been meeting to encourage one another, to provide for ourselves a forum of spiritual accountability.  As the question bounced off the walls, I…

Time is limited

I have a friend whose Dad is dying. Their time together is almost up. He wrote to me: “Yes that thin place between heaven and earth, the spirit waiting to be released, signalled by tenderness (having been given permission to express, from vulnerable breaking down mortality/physicality). Personality intact but losing grip, Spirit preparing to bid…

What are you doing here?

We were at Jacksons Point tonight – the Lakeside site – for the Wednesday evening program.  The music was superb, and I really enjoyed seeing some “old” friends.  I was asked…the tone being a bit cynical, “I have to be here but what are you doing here?” Truth be told – I wanted to be…