Month: June 2016

Time to Lay Down Arms

A time to bear arms
Against a sea of troubles . . .
Or time to lay down?

written in response to this week’s Haiku Horizons prompt

Rebuild the Temple

Rebuild the temple
From firm base-rock foundation
Rise again in Christ

written in response to today’s daily prompt at The Daily Post

If we were having coffee . . . 12 June 2016

[I’d also offer you a cup of tea]

It’s been a long time coming, but I am trying to apply to my blogging today an unrelated lesson I was taught a long time ago.

The lesson was at law school, in the context of putting cross-examination questions – essentially to mix up pace and topic to make the more searching and challenging questions more effective.

I have pretty much focussed on faith-related posts the whole time that Faith Unlocked has been up and running, but I wonder if revealing a more rounded human side will perhaps help people to understand where I am writing from a little better.

So here are a few facts about me, and the things that ‘make me tick’ aside from my Christian faith:

– I am from England
– I love most sports, especially football (Chelsea FC), rugby (England) and cricket (Surrey CCC), but also NFL (no favourite team)
– I am interested in: physics, natural sciences, history and geography, and politics (but not a member of any political party)
– I love comedy, fantasy, sci-fi, and thrillers
– I love cooking – the bigger the crowd the better!

So – there’s a few things you might find featuring in my posts (and certainly blog-reading and commenting habits) over the coming weeks and months, but ultimately all still for God’s glory and to love my blogging neighbours!

Beyond our Understanding

May the peace of God
Beyond our understanding
Guard your hearts and minds

written in response to today’s daily prompt at The Daily Post, and inspired by Philippians 4:7Philippians 4:7

My Whole Heart

Give me a child’s faith,
Worship in spirit and truth,
In simplicity,
Until only You remain
Occupying my whole heart

written in response to the daily prompt at The Daily Post – ‘simplicity’, and inspired by the worship song of the same name by The Rend Collective which you can enjoy with other favourites by clicking here.

Gracious Atonement

For my transgressions
By God’s gracious atonement
Transformation flows

written in response to today’s daily prompt at The Daily Posttoday’s daily prompt at The Daily Post

One Day with my Lord

O Lord Almighty,
Blessed is the one who trusts in you!
Blessed are those who dwell in your house:
They are ever praising you!
How lovely is your dwelling place, my Lord Almighty!
For better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere!

My soul yearns, even faints,
For the courts of the Lord;
My heart and flesh
Cry out for the living God!
Hear my praise, Lord God Almighty;
listen to me, God of Jacob:
Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere!

For the Lord my God is a sun and shield;
He bestows favour and honour –
No good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless!
Hear my prayer, Lord God Almighty;
listen to me, God of Jacob.
For better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere!

– adapted from Psalm 84 for my 1000th post

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Journey’s End

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge

Atop the mountain
Light shines on the promised land
Final journey’s end

written in response to this week’s RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge – #100 “Top and Light”.

Congratulations and thank you to Ronovan for one hundred haiku prompts!