Artistry and Poems

A Lament for our Times

I love it when I spot the Lord’s hand at work in every day matters. A few days ago, totally randomly, my phone suddenly started playing a familiar and exquisite piece of music that we recorded some years ago: ‘Autumn’ from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. Well, we... read more

A special Hymn as we enter lockdown

God is working His purpose out One evening recently the Lord spoke these words very clearly to me: ‘All that we do is nothing worth unless God bless the deed.’ The words are taken from a great hymn, God is working His purpose out as year succeeds to year. The theme is... read more

A Franciscan Prayer

May God bless you with a restless discomfort about easy answers, half-truths and superficial relationships, so that you may seek truth boldly and love deep within your heart. May God bless you with holy anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people, so... read more

Two precious tracks from Spirit of Prayer

Two lovely offerings to refresh us on our way from Spirit of Prayer When we posted the draft version of this piece, SoundCloud contacted us, thinking that we had used a recording played by a world famous ensemble. good for our musicians, led by Thomas Herzog playing... read more

Your Troops will be Willing!

Society expects our troops to be willing to respond to any emergency that comes along. I love the verse in Psalm 110:3 where it says that the Lord’s troops will be ‘willing on the day of battle.’ It is a powerful verse, although precisely what it means will vary for... read more

We dare not take Your grace for granted

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under Heaven . . . a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to dance and a time to mourn. (Ecc. 3:1,4) Generation after generation has lived through crises that challenged the very foundations of their... read more