Revival Through Technology?

I've been thinking about how the way the church evangelises, has changed so much in the past 150 years.  If we think back to the 1859 revival, this happened through the preaching of the word, so it was quite easy to visibly see God at work when people were getting saved in public gatherings.  Today…

Discipline

Discipline is one of those things you know is good for you, but very often you cringe at the thought of it.  Whether inflicted by others or ourselves, its always hard work.  Today I want to think about discipline from a Christian perspective, although many of my thoughts could be applied to secular life.  I…

An Amazing Reunion In Heaven

How much of what we do influences others?  I often wonder about the long-term consequences of our actions, especially in terms of our Christian witness and walk with God.  C. F Stanley said "Consider the life of the Apostle Paul: What do you think went through his mind as he sat in a Roman jail? …

One Week Without TV

Recently I had felt the Lord speak to me concerning the use of my time, especially during the day, as I am on maternity leave.  I had been reading a book on how to reach your full potential for God and recently I heard my minister talk about how as each minute passes, we should…

‘Unpretentious Valour’ an Autobiography by William McKane

I recently borrowed this autobiography from a family member.  I am very rarely interested in autobiographies, but as it was recommended to me I thought I would have a look.  By the time I was half way through the book I couldn't put it down!  The author outlines his personal background, including details of his…

Social Breakdown

Recent statements by the Tory leader David Cameron, have suggested the Labour Party has brought us into a social as well as economic recession.  He is recorded as using certain high profile crimes such as the recent case in Doncaster involving two young boys seriously assaulting two other children and the Baby Peter case, amongst…

Changed Lifestyle

I was watching a daytime talk show last week, where they were discussing the changes children make to our lifestyles.  One mum said, 'our children should fit into our lifestyle, rather than us changing our lifestyle to revolve round them'.  This is an interesting concept.  When we have a baby, it goes without saying that…

Smacking In Schools

I found it interesting to read that there is a loophole in the law, which permits the smacking of children in schools that are classified as 'less that part-time', that is less than 12.5 hours a week.  Given that smacking is banned in all other forms of education, it will probably not be long before…

What Does It Look Like I’m Doing?

Just to back up a point I made in an earlier post, I got Andrew to take a photo of Tamar and I having lunch in a local cafe this week. It may surprise you to know that I am feeding Tamar! Yes it may look like she's sleeping or being cuddled, but she is…