Category: Reflections

Thoughts and reflections

Weighing Up Hardships

First published 13 August 2013 This post is now incorporated with 22 other similar ‘reflections’ in my book, Facing Cancer with Faith.  “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” So said the apostle Paul in Romans 8:18. Paul, who…

By Andy Burrows 30th July 2015 0

A Lesson From King Asa’s Bad Feet

First published 15 May 2013 This post is now incorporated with 22 other similar ‘reflections’ in my book, Facing Cancer with Faith.  I was struck recently by a verse I read in my daily Bible reading. It challenged me personally, but struck me as pertinent to any believer who suffers illness, and, since we all…

By Andy Burrows 30th July 2015 0

What Keeps Me Going?

First published 18 February 2013 This post is now incorporated with 22 other similar ‘reflections’ in my book, Facing Cancer with Faith.  I went for some tests – an endoscopy in fact – in hospital the other day. As the nurse was doing the booking in form with me, she was remarking that everything was…

By Andy Burrows 30th July 2015 1

How I Came to Faith

First published 6 December 2012 I thought this time I might share with you the story of how I came to faith in Jesus. It’s a bit self indulgent, but then again that’s what this blog is all about – my reflections on experiences and stuff! And anyway, I do sometimes get asked. I don’t…

By Andy Burrows 30th July 2015 0

Am I a Bigot?

First published 18 November 2012 It wasn’t until the day the 2012 US Presidential Election results were announced that I finally took a little bit of interest in it. I don’t normally have much time for news, from the newspapers or from the radio or TV. I have become somewhat cynical about media reporting, not…

By Andy Burrows 30th July 2015 0

Hardships to Make You Holy

First published 8 October 2012 I have taken recently to reading books by Christians past and present, who suffer and suffered in some way. I guess it’s because I consider myself to be suffering with my illness and the constant battle to stay employed. I know I’m not suffering to the same degree as the…

By Andy Burrows 30th July 2015 0

God is the Way He is

First published 7 September 2012 This post is now incorporated with 22 other similar ‘reflections’ in my book, Facing Cancer with Faith.  If we are created by God – and not the other way around – why do we feel like we can challenge, and take exception to, aspects of His character and His work?…

By Andy Burrows 30th July 2015 0