Author Archives: aah

27th March

Persevere I have done my best in the race, I have run the full distance, I have kept the Faith. And now the prize of victory is waiting for me. 2 Timothy 4: 7, 8 Why were the saints saints? … Continue reading

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26th March

The Apple Of God’s Eye The Lord said to his people ‘I scattered you in all directions … But now anyone who strikes you strikes the apple of my eye’. Zechariah 2: 6, 8 I did not go to Ireland … Continue reading

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25th March

The True Cross God forbid that I should glory in anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Galations 6: 14 The phrase ‘the true Cross’ has passed into the English language. What does this mean, and what should … Continue reading

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24th March

Be Content Contentment with godliness is great gain. 1 Timothy 6: 6 So I must accept with equanimity whatever befalls me, whether it be good or bad, and always give thanks to God, who taught me to trust in him … Continue reading

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23rd March

Laughter Being cheerful keeps you healthy. It is slow death to be gloomy all the time. Proverbs 17: 22 A frail old desert Christian had reached about ninety years of age, and he acutely felt the devils tempting him to … Continue reading

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22nd March

Rest It is all too plain that it was refusal to trust God that prevented these people from entering into God’s Rest. Hebrews 3: 19 Those who followed the rule of Columba would keep the Jewish sabbath and rest from … Continue reading

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21st March

Balance Keep your head in all situations, endure hardship … discharge all the duties of your ministry. 2 Timothy 4: 5 Today is the autumnal equinox, when the hours of light and dark are in equal balance. This is a … Continue reading

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20th March

Purity Blest are the pure in heart; for they shall see God. Matthew 5: 5 It is not only that these (Celtic) scribes and anchorites lived by the destiny of their dedication in an environment of wood and sea; it … Continue reading

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19th March

Bitter Into Sweet After Moses had led the escaping people across the sea they journeyed three days through the desert without finding water. When they did come to water at Marah it was too bitter to drink (that is why … Continue reading

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18th March

Washing Feet Jesus got up from the meal, took off his top garments, and wrapped a towel around his waist. He poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was … Continue reading

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