Wisdom’s offer (Proverbs 9)

Do you like getting invited out for dinner?  It’s great isn’t it to know that you won’t have to cook for yourself – and no worrying about clearing up and washing up afterwards. Even better still is the invite to a party with lots to eat and plenty of good company.  Here wisdom sends outContinue reading “Wisdom’s offer (Proverbs 9)”

Wisdom’s True Identity (Proverbs 8)

Do you like a good riddle?  Remember in the Lord of the Rings when Bilbo first meets Gollum. They get into a riddle contest. Each gives the other a clue and they have to work out who or what the other is talking about. Finally, Bilbo stumps Gollum with an accidental riddle “What have IContinue reading “Wisdom’s True Identity (Proverbs 8)”

Seduced (Proverbs 7)

“You want business?” It was a persistent question walking back to my flat after work. I’d managed to rent a place in  one of the less desirably parts of town and along the road I had to walk along was where the local prostitutes operated. I have to say they hadn’t made much of anContinue reading “Seduced (Proverbs 7)”

Troublemaker (Proverbs 6)

 “I am a high ranking government official in [select country of choice] I have access to $5 million of funds that don’t really belong to anyone and our government does not deserve.  I want to get the money out of the county.  I just need a secure bank account to transfer the money into.  IfContinue reading “Troublemaker (Proverbs 6)”

Adultery and the forbidden woman

There is nothing more devastating than adultery. The discovery that the person you trusted your life to was living a lie, the  fear, guilt and shame that it was in fact failure on your part, the destruction that comes as a dad or mum walks out refusing to heed the pitiful cry of their childrenContinue reading “Adultery and the forbidden woman”

Get wisdom (Proverbs 4)

What is the most important thing that a Father can pass on to his son? What is the most precious thing you can inherit as a son?  We often focus on the material things, inheritance tax has been a source of much debate in UK politics as politicians seek to maximise or restrict the amountContinue reading “Get wisdom (Proverbs 4)”

Are you even listening?

Heed Wisdom’s Call (Proverbs 1:20-33) “I’ve had enough of you!” The preacher bellowed. Then he seemed to completely lose it!  He began to single out members of the congregation, getting them to stand up and then denouncing them in front of their friends and family. They were ignorant, foolish, lazy, refused to listen, showed noContinue reading “Are you even listening?”

Food from around the worldwide web (19/06/2020)

Grieving Well My Story practical advice on how to live through the immediate aftermath of bereavement. George Floyd and Me Hip hop artist Shai Linne writes movingly about how the death of George Floyd affected him. The problem of NRPF Free School Meals hit the headline this week through Marcus Radford’s campaign. Here is anContinue reading “Food from around the worldwide web (19/06/2020)”