Fur, Food And Faith: Life On The Margins

I have left Beijing and have arrived in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in south west China. It is known for many things but two in particular; food and fur. Chengdu is renowned for it’s highly spicy hotpot filled with chillies and numbing pepper (Ma’la). It is fantastic! Why fur? Well this is Panda city, and there are references to it on nearly everything you pass by.  Continue reading

Cleansed And Forgiven

Maybe its just me but sometimes I find it hard following Jesus. Let me make clear this is not the Lord’s fault, not at all. The problem resides closer to home for me and all Christians. My heart and mind are selfish, looking out only for me and what will make everything easier and better for me. Like a child in a sweet shop I just want what I want. Only the things which will satisfy my desires are what matter!  Continue reading

Made For Eternity

It seems that so much of life is governed by the overarching framework of transiency. This is something which I’m sure we will all have had connection or experience of in life. Close relationships with friends which are no longer the same. Moving on from a place where we loved to live and have great memories of. The sorrow of death and the finality of losing someone we cared for. Simply getting older and noticing the aging process smiling back at us. Transiency colours the human experience. Continue reading