During COVID, Tracie and I have undertaken quite a few bicycle rides to lose weight, with some success I might add.  Usually, the night before, I study the maps and include all the relevant waypoints so that we can complete our journey as intended. Unfortunately, with the sun blazing on the screen of the iPhone, […]

‘Seeing is believing’ is a saying we often hear. I guess it goes all the way back to Thomas the apostle who said, ‘Unless I see I will not believe.’ For this, he has become forever known as ‘Doubting Thomas’. But is it true that seeing is believing?  What about when we watch a magician […]

‘R’ is a term now being used frequently and one I am sure we are all becoming familiar with. ‘R’ is the rate of reproduction of a virus.  This means that if ‘R = 2’, every infected person will infect an average of two more people, paving the way for rapid spread of the virus. […]

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls – Matthew 11:29  There are three main points in this scripture: We must take Jesus’ burden upon us, From him, we must learn to be gentle and lowly like him, […]

We feel happy, we feel sad. We feel angry, we feel calm. We feel optimistic, we feel pessimistic. Feelings are a rudderless ship in a turbulent sea that can change with life’s everyday circumstance. Of course, it’s great when we have good feelings and horrible when we have bad ones; but we cannot rely on […]

We have heard continuously about the COVID-19 virus and the havoc it is creating across the world. The World Health Organisation and governments are doing all they can to prevent its spread including total shutdowns of towns, cities and whole countries. Sadly, hundreds of thousands have caught the virus and thousands have died and many […]

When we are born our knowledge of our parents is very limited, but over time we grow and begin to know them more. If we do not, something is wrong. The same is true when we are born again. We get to know our parents’ habits, vocabulary, and the sound of their voice when they […]

We live in turbulent times. Every time we watch the news on TV or read the newspapers, we are bombarded with bad news. Bad news about crime and violence. Bad news about the political situation. Bad news about the economy, health, education and so many other things. Yes, there is the occasional good news, but […]

As we welcomed in 2020, I found myself thinking about 20/20 vision. I used to have cataracts which gradually caused my vision to deteriorate over many years. It’s not something that you immediately notice as it is so gradual. My reduced vision meant that I had to give up golf because after I hit the […]

I have been focussed on saying the Lord’s Prayer recently but keep getting stuck on the word ‘hallowed’. The word means ‘made holy, consecrated, greatly revered and honoured. Also, to purify, sanctify and honour’.  We reverence his majesty; we don’t use his name in vain and we consider it precious and holy. We say words […]