“I cannot say for sure when my reliable ideas about God began to slip away, but the big chest I used to keep them in is smaller than a shoebox now. Most of the time, I feel so ashamed about this that I do not own up to it unless someone else mentions it first.…Continue reading Things I choose to leave behind: God in my Image
Last week Tim Carson provided an excellent guest blog on Psalm 139: Treasures of Darkness – I thought this blog from 2015 would add to the conversation. “This is the ultimate knowledge of God, to know that we do not know” – Thomas Aquinas I was slowly dying on the inside. The many faith…Continue reading Those Terrifying Liminal Spaces: Reflections on Not Knowing
Friends make the world a much better place and when you find a new friend you feel the universe smiling on you 🙂 This is a guest post by a new friend, Tim Carson. Tim is a writer, musician, holds a D.Min, pastor, traveller, horseman, scuba diver, healer, and when the weather is fair found…Continue reading Psalm 139: Treasures of Darkness – Guest Post by Tim Carson
Scrolling through Facebook the other day, this post of a friend caught my eye: “We can’t leap over our grief work, Nor can we skip over our despair work. We have to feel it…. Historic cultures saw grief as a time of incubation, transformation, and necessary hibernation. Yet this sacred space is the very…Continue reading Grief – Stay With It
I spent the first seven years of my life in a small village in Northern Germany. It was the sort of place where everyone knew each other and the children roamed the streets like herds of sheep. You had to be tough in those herds! Children aren’t always as nice as we like to imagine.…Continue reading God on My Side?
Whether you are a person of faith or not, it is highly likely that at some stage in your life, perhaps at a wedding, christening or funeral, you would have heard the famous Psalm 23: The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,…Continue reading The Shepherd’s Psalm
Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost – The ‘road less travelled’ is an alluring and romantic notion. It’s the idea that we can take steps out of our secure boundaries from time to time and feel like…Continue reading Want to Walk the Road Less Travelled? Get off the Success Treadmill!
I acknowledge the original custodians of this land and pay my respects to the Elders both past, present and future for they hold the memories, the spiritual connections, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia. Every morning when I step on to my front verandah I greet…Continue reading This Ancient Mountain
“The Arctic Tern is one of the most aggressive terns, fiercely defensive of its nest and young. It will attack humans and large predators, usually striking the top or back of the head. Although it is too small to cause serious injury, it is capable of drawing blood. Other birds can benefit from nesting in…Continue reading Arctic Terns and Lupin Flowers: Reflections on Relentless Thoughts
“Mother is the name of God in the lips and hearts of little children” – William Makepeace Thackeray The retail machine is gathering speed with the approach of Mother’s Day. If you have stopped by the consumer caverns recently you might have been overwhelmed with the amount of beautiful cards, fluffy toys, enough slipper options to…Continue reading Mama Mia! God as Mother?