Be Lord of our desires

The French poet Arthur Rimbaud wrote that you do not necessarily ever really finish a poem; you simply reaches a point at which you are happy to leave it. That would certainly be true of this offering, which seeks to express thoughts that are specific enough for the...

This is a seriously historic moment as NATO begins to flex its muscles

So many important things are happening across the face of the Earth on so many different levels! I have sought to outline some of them in this edition, with particular reference to geo-political and military situations, America, climate matters – and the way in which...

Matters American and America Matters

Your will surely remember how the Lord led us two years ago, in an intense prayer campaign for the American presidential election. Many of the same issues, and the strong forces at work behind them, remain 'red-hot.' The Congress Committee hearings into events at...

Blue Gold: World Water Wars

Blue Gold: World Water Wars More than 25 years ago, I shared a good deal about the political issues that were affecting the nations that rely on the waters of the rivers Euphrates and Tigris – and how easily water can become ‘weaponised.’ Since then, there has been...

Winston Churchill and the Still Small Voice of his Maker

Although special Russian forces have attempted to capture President Zelensky on a number of occasions, he has so far eluded them whilst managing at the same time to appear by video link at events all around the world. In this, he is not unlike Prime Minister Winston...
Into Your Hands

Into Your Hands

Last year I shared something that I have come to value greatly, starting each day with as enthusiastic a ‘Deo Gratias’ as I can manage in my sleepy state, consciously greeting the Lord with the words that monks and nuns have used through the centuries. You will...

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The Joy and Meaning of Retreat

The Joy and Meaning of Retreat

In the summer of 1914, my great uncle Frank, Bishop of Zanzibar and Tanganyika, delivered a series of retreat addresses to the Associates of the Community of the Sacred Passion, an order of sisters he had founded a few years previously. The talks were delivered...

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The Resting Place

The Resting Place

Soak in this meditation on the comforting and far-reaching doctrine of the sovereignty of God Written and read by Robert Weston, with Colin Owen as the voice of the Lord. The full list of pieces you will hear are: Bells Innocent: Wings of the Wind Immortal invisible...

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Come beside Me: My face is peace

Come beside Me: My face is peace

Philip Spratley was the music teacher at my middle school, who I had the opportunity to meet again a few years ago. This lovely Lullaby is from his opus 12b: 'In Outlaw country,' which he kindly gave us permission to record. May this beautifully played piece both...

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