Running a Marathon

Ever wondered why a Marathon is an odd distance of 26 miles 385 yards (42.2km)? Before 1908, a Marathon was around 25miles. The change occurred on 24 July 1908, at the London Olympics. At Princess Mary’s request, the Race was lengthened to 26 miles such that the Race started below Windsor Castle’s Nursery so that […]

Take Heart

I am sure you will agree that our hearts are an indispensable component of our bodies! If our hearts become damaged in some way (perhaps due to illness or a blockage), all that we could normally undertake would be seriously hampered. In the same way, the seat of our emotions (the heart of who we […]

Samuel’s Horn

The Bible frequently mentions rams’ horns as a tool in service for the Lord. The ram’s horns give the sheep protection, and are representative of strength. They were also used by people as a type of trumpet (shofar) for sounding an alarm or warning. But they were also used as containers (i.e. 1 Kings 1:39), and this verse: The Lord […]

My Wedding Ring

Mary and I have been married for 46 years, and at the time we got married, an investment was made in buying rings for each other. Money was paid at the jeweller’s shop, and the rings became ours to wear every day. Something similar happens when we come to Christ: the precious blood of Christ […]