Tag: Hope

April 1st 2020: Psalm 62

You can read today’s Psalm below  Truly my soul finds rest in God;     my salvation comes from him. 2 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;     he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. 3 How long will you assault me?     Would all of you throw me down—     this leaning wall, this tottering fence? 4 Surely […]

The Return of Daily Bible Reflections

Periodically I discipline myself to write a short piece about the readings that are offered for each day by the Church of England, the Church I work for. As we are in the midst of Coronavirus and all that it has brought so far and will bring in the future, it feels like a good […]

On Pain

I can’t concentrate. I’ve not been able to concentrate for a good few weeks now. Every time I move, as well as sometimes when I don’t, several parts of my body hurt at once. Even lying down results in yelps of discomfort. Not fun. A few months ago I pinned a joint in my shoulder […]

Hope (a New Year Meandering)

I’m not big on resolutions for the start of a new calendar year. Over the last couple, I’ve promised to write on the Church of England lectionary reading every day (lasted a few months) and write a new song every month (managed one for half the months of the year) so it turns out I’m […]

March 22nd 2016: Luke 22: 39-53

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. Have you ever prayed so earnestly that it was as if you were sweating blood? In our comfortable Western context, prayer can easily lack intensity. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a place where someone sweated like great drops of blood blood in anguished […]

March 9th 2016: Hebrews 10:1-18

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. ‘I will remember their sins and lawless deeds no more’ Today’s is one of the most amazing passages in the whole of Scripture (in my opinion). Jesus gave a single offering for all sin, which was sufficient to satisfy the demands of justice. The law […]

March 4th 2016: Hebrews 7:11-28

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. ‘…accordingly Jesus has also become the guarantee of a better covenant’. The Christian life can be so hard, a series of tests and challenges, one after another. We can, if we’re not careful, spend a very large portion of our faith-lives seeking to ensure that […]

February 23rd 2016: Hebrews 2:1-9

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. Jesus was crowned with glory because of the suffering of death. Suffering of death which he chose to undertake so that people would be pointed to God and that the world might be saved through him. It’s easy to sanitise Christianity, to make it about […]

February 20th 2016: Galatians 6

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. ‘If anyone is detected in a transgression, you who have received the Spirit should restore such a one in a sprit of gentleness’ This verse hits me between the eyes. I like justice. I like things done the right way, in an ordered fashion. When […]

January 17th 2016: Galatians 4:21-5:1

You can follow today’s reading by clicking on this sentence. I’m not very good at memorizing passages or phrases from Scripture. I don’t know why. It’s just never worked for me. One of the few I have managed to commit to memory though is contained in today’s reading. The trouble is, it’s all very well […]

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