History

There is a significant moment in the film Raiders of the Lost Ark when Indiana Jones is trying to get hold of the Ark of the Covenant, but is unable …

Kintsugi Jeans

Dear God,I have a pair of what I call kintsugi jeans. They were starting to fall apart at the knee so I took some brown string and stitched them very obviously back …

Your Kingdom

Dear Lord, may your kingdom come, may your will be done…thank you that your kingdom is about all of life,save us from just placing it into a spiritual box.Dear Lord, …

The Builder

Unless the Lord builds the house, we may find we work in vain. unless the Lord builds the house, it may be as if we build on sand. Every house …

Mountains

We may not be like Moses receiving stone tablets,Or Abraham discovering the best kind of offering,Elijah powerfully defeating the enemy,Or Jesus bathed in wondrous glory.And our mountains may not be …

The Shepherd

The shepherd struck down,The burden of our mess laid on him,The one who crafted a perfect worldNow bearing the weight of it, brokenAcross his back, in the shape of a …

The Colour Purple

The musical film of Alice Walker’s book tells the story of a group of young, black women in the early 20th century in rural Georgia in the American south. They …

How Many

How many of us live with anxiety, Walk around with fear in our eyes, How many of us smile with hurting hearts, How many of us are held back by …

Ages

Age has never been a restriction to you,Never a barrier or a box or a reason to disregard,There’s a queue of people in heaven,Abraham and Sarah, Elizabeth and Zechariah,Simeon and …

The King & Queen – a parable

Once there was a good king and queen, who established a safe and fair kingdom. Everyone cared about each other, and people prospered and lived in peace. The king and …

Winners & Losers – Next Goal Wins

Based on a true story, this is a movie which in some ways celebrates losers. But in a wonderful way. Back in the 2001 world cup qualifiers the American Samoan …

Praying | Seeking

PrayingLord you already know our needs,Our wants, and our longings and fears,But you want to hear us express themIn our own words and our own ways.Thank you that you are …

One Life

This deeply moving film tells the true story of Nicholas Winton, who with his mother and others, set up the kinder train in 1939 to rescue refugee children as the …

Longings

As the deer longs for water in a dry land,So we long for your voice and for the work of your hand.In the big and small things,In our moments of …

The Race

At times we may feel like a world class athlete,leading the way in this race of life,at other times we feel like the prodigal son,struggling home, disappointed with ourselves,full of …

Let There Be

(A confession of sorts) Then God said, “Let there be pets and holidays and work and phones and TVs and homes and cars and gadgets and fashion and commerce and …

The Cost

We’ll never know the cost,The price paid for all those animalsSacrificed down the ages,All those birds and livestockBought and sold and offeredFor people gone wrong.But we do know the costOf …