150. Look… and receive understanding.

It is easy to look. It is difficult to see. I am sure you have had the experience that someone says: look! and you have to say: where, what?  To see what needs to be seen is the not always simple and obvious. We need a looking glass, a special instrument or someone to point it…

149. Dismembered and dissected – divide and rule!

We cannot fight fear effectively if we do not know what we are up against.  Do we shoot, kick or shout, hide, be silent or argue?  We need knowledge and insight – that clear picture that emerges when we truly see and wisdom to know exactly what to do at the right moment.  We need…

139. Go ahead…doubt and ask.

[John 20] The disciples were together in fear (20:19-23). They listened to the sounds of the street, also at night. When would the soldiers come? It was in this state of fearful waiting that they heard Mary knock.  Her familiar female voice prompted them to open for her, hear her incredible news and race to…

110. Know that you know – no doubt.

Many times when I read about Jesus’ walk on earth, I try to imagine how it might have been for the ordinary folk. Caught in the political strife of the day, they struggled to make sense of the Roman government and taxes, being hassled and mistreated as an outpost of a vast empire very impatient…

Pebble 1: Note on Doubt

I will be away for a while and would like to have a short chat before I go. I will be back for our usual conversation by the end of the month. I marvel at the Bible stories that sometimes give the most astonishing details and other times just gloss over decades of history. No…