The heart of a father

“My son, don’t forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commands;” ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:1‬


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Your Digital Life, Hidden with Christ

By John Lee

Serving the God ‘who sees in secret’ in a world where there’s pressure to post everything.

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Snap, post, chat, tweet, like, send—the gestures of social media, where a stubby thumb or an index finger is mightier than the sword and pen combined. Such is the world in which we live. However, one inherent weakness of social media is its inability to understand the beauty of hiddenness. In fact, there is nothing that I can think of that is more antithetical to the hidden than the proliferation of social media.

One inherent weakness of social media is its inability to understand the beauty of hiddenness.

The whole premise of social media is to reach as many people as possible, the more, the better. The frightening part about this logic is that it might be changing how we think about life. Can we enjoy a concert without capturing at least a part of it with our smartphones? Can we have a beautiful engagement without a hidden cameraman in the bushes to record the proposal? In short, without some sort of digital proof can something exist? It seems to me that it is increasingly impossible to conceive of something without footage. As the internet adage goes, “pics or it didn’t happen.” We seem to only value what can be witnessed by others or shared socially. Continue reading


When the heart sings unbidden…

“I believe that many who find that “nothing happens” when they sit down, or kneel down, to a book of devotion, would find that the heart sings unbidden while they are working their way through a tough bit of theology with a pipe in their teeth and a pencil in their hand.” ― C.S. Lewis

unbidden |ʌnˈbɪd(ə)nadjective
• without having been commanded or invited: unbidden guests.
• (especially of a thought or feeling) arising without conscious effort: unbidden tears came to his eyes.

Yes, my heart definitely was singing, reading this statement/quote of one of my favourite writers, C.S Lewis! And it kept me busy, knowing that a familiar truth, a thought that already has been singing unbidden in my heart/spirit for quite some time was speaking to me.  Continue reading