A psalm for sad hearts

Lord, here we are again. Broken hearts all round; stars, still new, still beautiful, still shining, plunging before they’re spent. Families bleeding grief for lives lost and futures changed and nothing will be the same for anyone in that crash again – or anyone who cared for anyone in that …

Finding God in a year of tears

For millions around the world, for as long as our tired globe spins (and can it endure much longer before Jesus returns?) the year of 2017 will be remembered as a year of tears. Loss. Devastation. Unspeakable horror. Many of us stared at our devices recently, reading and watching the …

Post-election ponderings

For the last l-o-o-n-g period, I’ve observed the electoral circus south of the border; the interminable debacle that will forever be known as the biggest shake-up in the history of USA national elections. I haven’t felt qualified to make any comments publicly, though the Preacher would tell you I’ve made …

Bad news? God is still God

Checking texts, opening emails, answering the phone – some days I’d rather ignore those tasks.  The other day they carried to me three bits of negative news.  A beloved relative lay dying. A close friend didn’t get the job we’d hoped and prayed for. The birthday party for a dear …