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...
The gentleness and wisdom of St Francis de Sales

The gentleness and wisdom of St Francis de Sales

Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is at hand. (Phil. 4:5) (Other versions render the word reasonableness, forbearance, kindness, graciousness, moderation, unselfishness, consideration, Or as the Voice paraphrases that verse, ‘Keep your gentle nature, so...

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Harps of the Holy Spirit

Harps of the Holy Spirit

‘Let praise command our tongues’ . . .  and the horn, trumpet, flute, strings and keyboards! More than two hundred years ago Benjamin Beddone summed up the burden of his life like this: Be love, delightful theme! The burden of my song; The love of Christ inflames my...

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Psalm 78

Psalm 78

My people, hear my teaching; listen to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth with a parable; I will utter hidden things, things from of old — things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us. We will not hide them from their descendants; we will...

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