Borrowed

A man called Joseph had saved up. He’d been working for years so that he could own this small, cold, lightless hole. It was more than a hole actually, it was a small cave outside the city of Jerusalem. The cave wouldn’t be used for decades to come. Dusty, silent and void, the cave would […]

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The Red Lines

The guilt was overwhelming, but the crowd still sniggered and jeered whilst watching and waiting. The ball tipped pen rolled across those forbidden words, the red line scorching and scarring the small square note. As the permanent trench dug itself from left to write it is another sign that it had simply been too tough. […]

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Shadowlands

There is a shadow in the corner of the room. The bookcase overhangs slightly so that the light glowing from the lamp is restricted. Blocked. Obstructed. It is where the light cannot shine, it cannot bring clarity or vision. The shadowlands seem to hold their ground. All the most thrilling movies have shadowlands. It is […]

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‘Free Range’ God

It was just the other day that, as we were preparing for a morning gathering at my local church, the idea that we could welcome God into our gathering struck me as a little odd. For years I’ve known that the truth of the matter is; God will be there when He is invited. God […]

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The Confidential Truth

Person A walks into a room full of people, they walk over someone and instantly starts connecting.  Stories are shared, laughter erupts and the evening is a glorious night to remember. Person B walks into a room full of people, they get out their phone, skim the edge of the room and pour themselves a […]

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Indelible

The physical components have changed throughout history.  Be it a carving in the rocks, a wax seal or an electronic timestamp.  These were all elements of a moment worth marking, worth remembering.  The point of these symbols was to make a permanent memory, an indelible mark that could not be erased. We make choices each […]

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Citius – Altius – Fortius

The gun points skyward and the hammer is primed to ring down on the firing pin.  The official’s index twitches, it’s wrapped around the trigger.  Even in glorious 3D he is calm, but with millions of wide eyes fixed on him he cannot help but feel the tension in the air.  It’s a common scene […]

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Faster than Roadrunner

At 186,282 milesper second light is pretty fast.  I do believe that there is nothing that can travel as fast as light.  There was a near miss recently when the scientists behind the Large Hadron Collider thought that they had raced particles round their17 milecircuit faster than the speed of light.  It was thought that […]

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The Tav, The Chi and The Cross

With the recent reflection of The Day of Ashes, commonly known as Ash Wednesday, I thought it would be useful to explore and try to uncover this strange notion of wiping ash on someone’s forehead. Firstly, what is the ash about? In ancient times and in Biblical texts, ashes were often representative of mourning and […]

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