Theme for April 2020: Rise

Through the rise and fall

Through the rise and fall

(Photo: Irene Bom)     Here’s a song from my collection, one I wrote almost 20 years ago when some friends were going through a major crisis in their immediate family. Now, as the whole world is reeling from this pandemic, may the words bring you comfort and these truths keep you anchored to Jesus … Continue reading "Through the rise and fall" ...
Thank you. For the sunrise

Thank you. For the sunrise

Benediction based on Luke 1:78-79 A new day is dawning! Despite what we see and hear in the world around us, the sunrise is coming. When it comes, it will break through the darkness of our world — darkness caused by violence and death and hunger and despair. And all those who now sit huddled … Continue reading "Thank you. For the sunrise" ...
Rise up

Rise up

  Here’s a song I’m working on – based on Isaiah 40:31. The song might yet morph into something else. Meanwhile, I hope this version offers you some solace and encouragement.   Those who hope in the Lord (version 13-04-2020) by Irene Bom Those who hope in the Lord shall renew their strength They shall … Continue reading "Rise up" ...

St Patrick’s Breastplate embodied

This is an embodied prayer based on St Patrick’s Breastplate – a prayer of protection from the 5th century. It’s adapted from the kneeling version featured in Sue Wallace’s book, Multi-Sensory Prayer. I commend it as a spiritual practice, especially when you feel overwhelmed. St Patrick’s Breastplate Christ be with me Christ before me Christ … Continue reading "St Patrick’s Breastplate embodied" ...