From The Archives: Of His Flesh and Of His Bones: A Mystery

One of the things I like about some more historic versions of the Bible is their poetic language. I know not everyone will agree and some struggle to understand the older translations, so this is purely an individual observation. Modern language translations and paraphrases also have an important place and personally I enjoy consulting a … Continue reading From The Archives: Of His Flesh and Of His Bones: A Mystery

Somewhere A Church

Heard the one about there being no perfect church? It goes like this: ‘Well, there’s no perfect church because churches are made up of imperfect people’, or words to that effect.  It’s one of those often repeated Christianese statements that have no basis in scripture but are frequently thrown around as if they do. I … Continue reading Somewhere A Church

What’s Mine is Yours

Two friends did everything together. The greatest happiness for each of them was to be in the other’s company. Day and night, whatever they were doing, they sought to be doing it in the companionship of the other one. Hours were spent talking, laughing, confiding, sharing, trusting one another. For each of them this rare … Continue reading What’s Mine is Yours

ALTAR, TEMPLE, KINGDOM Part Three

Dear friends of Bread for the Bride: I am currently away taking a short break. Thankyou for your continued support for the Bread for the Bride blogsite since I started it in April 2012.  And if you are a new subscriber, welcome!  There are 193 articles and poetry for you to explore while I am away and … Continue reading ALTAR, TEMPLE, KINGDOM Part Three

ALTAR, TEMPLE, KINGDOM Part Two

Dear friends of Bread for the Bride: I am currently away taking a short break. Thankyou for your continued support for the Bread for the Bride blogsite since I started it in April 2012.  And if you are a new subscriber, welcome!  There are 193 articles and poetry for you to explore while I am away and … Continue reading ALTAR, TEMPLE, KINGDOM Part Two

ALTAR, TEMPLE, KINGDOM Part One

Dear friends of Bread for the Bride: I am currently away taking a short break. Thankyou for your continued support for the Bread for the Bride blogsite since I started it in April 2012.  And if you are a new subscriber, welcome!  There are 193 articles and poetry for you to explore while I am away and … Continue reading ALTAR, TEMPLE, KINGDOM Part One

Burning Questions

There were two burning questions on Jesus’ mind concerning those who followed Him. The first was uttered on the Road to Caesarea Philippi: ‘Who do you say I am?’ The second came not long after, on a day when many would-be disciples turned back from Him: ‘Do you also want to go away?’ Interestingly, both … Continue reading Burning Questions

From The Archives: Thy Kingdom Come?

 First posted in January, 2013:  "Thy Kingdom come." It’s probably the most frequently spoken prayer known in Christendom, uttered all over the world daily by multitudes of Christians since time immemorial. We so desperately want the Kingdom of God to come, don’t we?  Errr….don’t we? Well…..maybe.  Ever considered what we’re actually asking for as we … Continue reading From The Archives: Thy Kingdom Come?

Lessons From The Wilderness Part Five: The Revelation Of The Son

The Spirit that guides, counsels, comforts and shows us things to come is a Spirit of revelation (Jn. 16:13). He is a revealer. And that which He reveals is Christ. It is always the purpose and ministry of this holy, revealer Spirit who is the very living breath of God, to reveal Christ. There is … Continue reading Lessons From The Wilderness Part Five: The Revelation Of The Son

The Prodigal Father

"Prodigal": Spending money or resources freely and recklessly, wastefully extravagant, having or giving something on a lavish scale   Oxford Dictionary To Simon, brother of my father, greetings and peace to you and your household. I will waste no time, uncle, in presenting to you the reason for my letter. I find myself in need of assistance … Continue reading The Prodigal Father

What If Revival Doesn’t Look Like Revival ?

Y'know how everyone says they want revival?  And y'know how so many only really want a revival they can control or own or put their name on somehow?  Oh, you didn't?  OK, we must move in different circles.  Nevermind.  But have you noticed God's up to something, and it's not in the rule book?  Here's something to chew … Continue reading What If Revival Doesn’t Look Like Revival ?

From The Archives: Deep, Deep Love

In this season of newness, when we look back at where we have been and contemplate where we may be going, I have decided to share again this post from the Bread for the Bride archives.  For all who are in the process of stepping out of the boat and onto the wild water, whatever that may … Continue reading From The Archives: Deep, Deep Love

From The Archives: An Un-Christmas Carol

The night was not so silent: In the bustling streets Crowds pushed and poked With shoving elbows and trampling feet Men cursed Dust choked Indifferent to a woman heavy with child In desperate need of a place to sleep   The little town was not so still: It’s streets and houses overflowing With one night … Continue reading From The Archives: An Un-Christmas Carol