Theme for November 2019: War

A Peace Garden

A Peace Garden

  The Lord’s directions for growing a Peace Garden And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace for those who cultivate peace. (James 3:18) – Sow some seeds (hardy ones like mercy and forgiveness) – Feed them with love. – Sprinkle them with truth. – Weed them every day. – Give them room to … Continue reading "A Peace Garden" ...
mud mud mud

mud mud mud

Baked mud: tiled floor in “Auditoire de Calvin”, Geneva  (Photo: Irene Bom)   Faith and Love in the First World War by Anne Richards and the Church of England’s Mission Theology Advisory Group is a compilation of reflections and prayers, “looking at little things which affected the lives of all who were involved [in the … Continue reading "mud mud mud" ...
Too beautiful for war

Too beautiful for war

    Two prayers by Simon Bailey – written from a teenage perspective – expressing distress at the ongoing threat of nuclear war and violence and recognising the comfort that comes when we bring our fears to God who is “warm enough to take all shivers away”.   #1 They say we can destroy … Continue reading "Too beautiful for war" ...
imagine … no war …

imagine … no war …

  (Photo: Irene Bom)   A prayer We dare to imagine a world       where hunger has no chance to show its face. We dare to dream of a world       where war and terror are afraid to leave their mark. We long to believe in a world of hope unchained       and lives unfettered. We dare to … Continue reading "imagine … no war …" ...