It is often hard to feel that we are doing anything more than surviving and on days like today it feels like we are being pulled deeper into dismay and away from all that is hopeful.
Monday, 31 May 2021
Tuesday, 25 May 2021
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? I cry out in the depths of my greatest despair, feeling overwhelmed by pain and inability yet again. I feel lost from Him, out of touch with my connection with Him. In truth I know this cannot be so, for God has promised to be with us, He has told us we are one with Him and the Trinity. We can never be as alone and isolated as we may feel, for He never abandons us. It is this deepest truth then that I cling on to, as my illness batters me again and again, destroying my peace and any sense of wholeness. It is this truth that I return to. It is this ever-present love of God that stays with us, even when we feel it not. That is the gift of Christ to us, for He has been there too and knows the power of indescribable agony that tries to separate us from life itself and the recognition of God with us.
Saturday, 22 May 2021
This new song, which is played from the heart, was written by Greg after the unexpected loss of a very dear, old friend.
The gift of creativity burns in him and he is multi-talented having taught himself, acoustic, electric and bass guitar as well as the exquisite Dulcimer. He brings his own individual Celtic style to all he does. He writes his own songs and music.
Music pours out of him, a wonderful gift from God, that flows from him like the living water, creating a river of videos and songs, without end.
Wednesday, 12 May 2021
Tuesday, 11 May 2021
When we struggle to forgive, let us turn to God to help us.
When forgiveness does not feel possible,
For whatever reason,
May it be
That all Mercy is received,
Wrapping all hurt
in an abundance of Peace and Love,
Beyond our own capability,
Bringing much needed healing
To our hearts and those who hurt us.
Monday, 10 May 2021
I am delighted to share the good news that Greg had an article published in The Faith Companion, in the May/ June Edition, called How I learned to Code and Built a Cathedral. This is his second article for the Faith Companion. It is a witness to how to learn and grow through tremendous ongoing suffering and the joy of creating two websites in the middle of a chaotic, pain-filled life.
There is also a beautiful review of Light for the World, a book published by Kevin Mayhew on the Rosary, including inspirational prayers and meditations on the new Mysteries of Light.
Lord, When I feel desperate, Console me. Fill me with Your inner Peace Not of the world. Amen
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