Category: The journey

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What I write and why I write

Not only was the Teacher wise, but also he imparted knowledge to the people. He pondered and searched out and set in order many proverbs. The Teacher searched to find just the right words,...

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Facing up to ageing

Remember your Creator in the days of your youth.  Ecclesiastes 12:1 The time to know God is now! What are you waiting for? You have your whole life in front of you. Don’t waste...

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Just do it!

Ecclesiastes 11 is a manifesto for positive action. As our vicar used to say, in the words of prophet NIKE, ‘Just do it!’ Be generous and share what you have with others. You never...

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Have a great weekend!

Ecclesiastes 10 feels a lot like the Book of Proverbs in its list of similes and analogies about the wise and the foolish. Let’s start with the foolish – because that’s what the writer...

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Wisdom in action

Today I have a very short story for you – I also saw under the sun this example of wisdom that greatly impressed me: there was once a small city with only a few...

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We all die in the end

We all die in the end. Life is the same for everyone. We all die in the end. All are treated the same when it comes to death. We all die in the end....

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Changing faces

Who is like the wise? Who knows the explanation of things? A person’s wisdom brightens their face and changes its hard appearance. Ecclesiastes 8:1 I see judgement. I see disapproval. Stern. Uncompromising. This look...

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The end is better than the beginning

From the low point that was Ecclesiastes 6, in which we were confronted with the bleak realities of life, the writer now starts the long, slow journey towards a place of greater positivity. Don’t...