Thoughts and reflections on life from writers around the world

Thoughts and reflections on life from writers around the world. If you would like to submit a reflection for possible publication here, please email us.

Thursday, 01 December, 2005
Paul Williams

Stepping into the unknown is always scary. There are many pitfalls - and you are on your own.

Saturday, 01 October, 2005
Chris Lancaster

We are called not so much to give up what means most to us, but to make it sacred, to transform it.

Wednesday, 01 December, 2004
Jean Brown

At various times in their lives some people revisit that longing to have a calling more than a job. And during the proverbial mid-life crisis, it makes itself uncomfortably felt, when we ask ourselves yet again, 'What is life really all about?'

Friday, 01 October, 2004
Mary Lean

With all the pressures we put upon ourselves in this achievement-driven world, it’s sometimes a struggle to hang onto the truth that God delights in us, just as we are.

Friday, 01 October, 2004
Early morning sky, Newbury Berkshire

Five people write what forgiveness has meant in their lives.

Saturday, 11 September, 2004
The Gigand family

A visit to India helped a French family, already disillusioned with Western materialism, to ask their hosts: 'Will you demonstrate the different approach we need?'

Sunday, 01 August, 2004
Sunrise over Fiji

MY FRIENDS smother a chuckle when I tell them I’m sure God is a golfer.

Thursday, 01 April, 2004
Gerald Henderson

In this rushing busy world do we take the time and care to listen to the other?

Wednesday, 31 March, 2004
Pilar Griffin

If someone asks you whether you are rich, what standard of measurement do you use for your answer?

Thursday, 26 February, 2004
Bhanu Kale

Bhanu Kale reflects on the challenges India faces, and the role the ordinary Indian can play in meeting them.