Friday, 29 April 2016


The best way to save time is to redeem it through God-pleasing mindfulness.

What is this? Bringing a sanctified memory of the past into an acute awareness of the present with all our senses fully awake, and guided by a scripturally defined imagination.

In order to do this we have to discipline ourselves to think in this way. This obliges us to slow down, saving both time and ourselves.

Saturday, 16 April 2016


Loved into being before time by my heavenly Father, redeemed by the Lamb slain before the foundation of the world, promised to His Son, sealed by the gift of the Holy Spirit and bound for my Father's home.

'Those whom He has foreknown.......' Paul's letter of assurance to God's people in Rome.

The words that changed my life forever in October 1973. You put a ring of eternal love on my finger a few days before my earthly betrothal. Little did I know the measure of the testing of that love for forty years. Mine wavered, His never did. I, too, have been able to say 'Father forgive them for they know not what they do'.

March 2016 I have had a foretaste of that glory and a sight of my future home on Mt Zion, Jerusalem.

Our bridegroom is coming sooner than we think. We hear His footstep at the door. The wise virgins' lamps are filled and trimmed, our task to call home the remnant of His people and restore His kingdom on earth.

The foolish ones sleep on, unwilling to be roused. Taken up with 'selfies', engrossed in themselves, they will rush forth and seek Him in vain when the marriage feast begins. We are warned not to heed their anxious cries for a share in our oil lest we loose our crowns.


Scripture is not a matter of interpretation. It is a matter of facts.

If we fail to read it as such we cannot reap it's rewards.

Friday, 15 April 2016


When we fear to offend men more than we fear to offend God, the destiny of our souls is in great danger.

The battle for our souls continues unabated until the day we die, and we should expect no let up in Satan's attempts to devour us. God's children are all survivors of the holocaust. We survive because Jesus is our Forerunner in the race of life and, God be thanked, the true and trusted Captain of our salvation.

That is why we fix our eyes on Him. Who wouldn't want to gaze on His face, the most beautiful in all creation.