Theme for October 2018: Body

Fearfully and wonderfully made

Fearfully and wonderfully made

(Photo: Lindy Twaddle)   Here are some radical verses from one of my favourite psalms and a blessing from one of my favourite writers, Jan Richardson of paintedprayerbook.com.   You created my inmost being;      you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am      fearfully and wonderfully made;      … Continue reading "Fearfully and wonderfully made"
Offer your bodies

Offer your bodies

(Photo: Lindy Twaddle)   “I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God – this is your true and proper worship.”   Romans 12:1 (NIV UK)   A prayer O Living God, we who are partly living, scarcely hoping, and … Continue reading "Offer your bodies"
We are a body

We are a body

  The body of Christ is one of many metaphors used in the New Testament to describe the community of believers. Here is an all-age song I wrote in the mid-90’s incorporating some of these images. Song   We are a body, we are a family, we are the church of Jesus Christ. We are … Continue reading "We are a body"
Body talk

Body talk

“rejoice with those who rejoice”  (Photo: Irene Bom)   A while back our evening ladies Bible study group spent about 3 months studying the different dimensions of the fruit of the Spirit: “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23) One of my lasting memories of this series is trying to … Continue reading "Body talk"