Holding Steady…

"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NIV). These short verses pack quite a punch. Each command comprises a verse to itself, so it seems that St Paul, as well as the early Church Fathers who settled on this …

A New Name…

"...To him who conquers, I will give some of the hidden manna, and I will give him a white stone, with a new name written on the stone which no one knows except him who receives it." Rev. 2:17 (RSV) Most of us have "pet names" for the ones nearest and dearest to us: our …