After a year's hard work, the brand new Christian Values in Education website launched earlier this month. Here is SU Scotland Chief Exec, Andy Bathgate, to introduce it... It is described as a "one-stop shop website" for Christian teachers, schools...
Do as I say not as I do. I learn by doing, therefore learn by making mistakes. Maybe this life methodology is why I am a sceptical follower of advice and fashion. But being over 30 and a father, I am in a position to liberally douse any victim who happens to be in the way with advice, even though I would scarcely have heeded it myself.
I have some very strange dreams. I was recounting one of the worst the other day. It was a dream I had well over 10 years ago and it involved biker pigs (stay with me here). The members of this tattooed ovine club relentlessly chased me. As I ran and ran, the dream progressed and I filled with dread of the physical violence that would surely be bestowed upon me, for no discernible reason.
“Into your hands I commit my spirit…” Some of Jesus’ last words as he hung on the cross, in order to bring God’s cosmic rescue plan to completion, and found here in the words of David to his God. David knows that his spirit is safe only in God’s hands. He declares that God has kept him safe from the enemy and set his feet in a spacious place.
We keep our hearts well defended, at least that’s my experience. The more we are hurt, the tighter our defences become. The more we give our hearts away and are disappointed, the more we keep them heavily guarded. This phrase about the gates lifting up their heads made me think of men defending a gate, keeping their heads down, not even looking at what might be approaching.