Monthly Archives: December 2011

Hearing the Whispers of God

God is calling us, trying to get our attention. But he rarely shouts to make himself heard. Instead, he whispers to us. Before we’ve even opened a Bible he has been drawing, beckoning, whispering. Will we stop to hear him? Will we even attempt to hear his voice? Here are four ways he whispers to us and how we can learn to listen. Episode 4 in the Unseen Footprints article and podcast series. More…

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The Sacred Heart of Sacre-Coeur

For me, one of the great tragedies of modern life is that one can visit a cathedral and not be moved. We visit these grand places of worship, marvel at the architecture, admire the artworks and look at the pretty flickering candles but feel little more than admiration. I have experienced this many a time. But not at the Sacre-Coeur Basilica in Montmartre, Paris. More…

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What Do You Really Want?

Sometimes you get to see a dream realised and discover the dream wasn’t that great to begin with. As the party ends and the streamers are swept up, you realise you yearn for something greater, deeper, more lasting. That was my experience. Episode 3 in the Unseen Footprints article and podcast series. More…

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How Pain Can Lead us to God

For some people, pain is the reason why they can’t believe in God or spiritual things. But for others, pain is the very thing that prompts their search for ‘something more’. In Episode 2 of this article and podcast series on the book Unseen Footprints, we explore the role pain has in spiritual searching. Includes a reflection exercise on recalling your spiritual ‘inciting incident’. More…

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