Help my Fear, Lord

Are you afraid? You’re not alone. Perhaps we’re afraid for our children returning to school, or for our elderly neighbours and relatives, our friends. We’re afraid of a ‘second spike.’ Perhaps we are afraid of the decisions we have to make or those that are out of our hands. Perhaps being afraid and vigilant came Read More

The one-sided conversation

Having a one-sided conversation can get very frustrating very quickly.  Sometimes our prayers can feel like this, quite often, actually. But I wonder if, even at a time like this, we would really want a noisy, chatty, ‘cooperative’ God? John Updike, in his autobiography, writes, ‘The sensation of silence cannot be helped; a loud and Read More