This series comes from the book ‘The Way of the Righteous in the Muck of Life’ by Dale Ralph Davis.

What comes first? The local elections this week produced a surprising result – the opinion polls got it right!  The biggest results for the Tories were probably in Monmouthshire and Glasgow, where they took over Labour strongholds. But on the Tamworth Herald website, the first thing about the election is the news that we now […] continue »

These are my notes rather than a full script. Intro Toddler’s birthday party.  One child jealous of attention / presents, started misbehaving, obnoxious.  Parent went to him and said, ‘Johnny, it’s not your party!’ Easy to be short-sighted: it’s all about me.  Perhaps slightly wider than just me: it’s all about me and my family.  […] continue »

It doesn’t take much to spoil a good day, does it?  One slightly cross word from your spouse, stepping in some dog poo, being cut up by another driver on the way home from the supermarket, the internet not working one evening so you can’t watch any Netflix… Judging by his prayers, David often had […] continue »

For the sick A little girl was in church with her mother when she started feeling ill. ‘Mummy,’ she said, ‘can we leave now?’ ‘No,’ her mother replied. ‘Well, I think I have to throw up!’ ‘Then go outside and around to the back of the church and throw up behind a bush.’ After about […] continue »

Refuge (1-5) There is a lot of anger in today’s psalm. Yet again, David is in trouble.  This time he’s in trouble with someone called Cush the Benjaminite (title).  We don’t know what he did – only that David thinks he is innocent: Lord my God, if I have done this and there is guilt on my […] continue »

A scientist approaches God and says to Him: ‘God, we don’t need you anymore.  Science has finally figured out a way to create life.  We can now do what you did in the beginning!’ ‘Oh, is that so?’ replies God.  ‘Yes,’ says the scientist, ‘We can take dirt and form it into the shape of […] continue »