The food in our hands

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

In an attempt to get us eating more healthily the British Nutrition Foundation has devised a new way for us to measure out our food. Rather than using scales or just guessing, they suggest that we measure portion sizes by using our hands, thumbs and fists.   In a famous episode from the Gospels Jesus was confronted with a hungry … Read More

When the foundations crumble

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

Some years ago I went through a very difficult time. I felt as if the very foundations on which I had built my security and identity were crumbling away. In my desperation I reached out to things that I thought would help me, only to find that they sank with me. In the end I discovered the truth of some … Read More

Are we really running out of time?

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

Some years ago, I was TV channel-hopping, when I came across a programme in which three middle-aged men were attempting to crush a caravan by firing old cars into a quarry. It was, of course, Top Gear, and the show went on to bring its presenters fame and fortune. But what will be their legacy?   In a recent interview … Read More

The laws that lead to our freedom

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

Standing in the rubble of his ruined nation, the ancient scribe Ezra, read aloud the Book of God’s laws. Too late they had discovered that abandoning God’s laws doesn’t lead to the freedom we hope it will.   We would do well to remember this as we survey the chaos and confusion of our current 21stcentury culture. Like removing the … Read More

Giving is so much fun!

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

‘It’s going to be so much fun giving it away.’ So said Frances Connolly reflecting on the £115m fortune she has just won on the EuroMillions lottery. Her husband added, ‘Money doesn’t bring you happiness. We already had happiness and were very blessed in life.’ The couple have already drawn up a list of 50 people with whom they want … Read More

So just why are we here?

Simon AllabyAudio, Story

NASA’s New Horizon spacecraft is the size of a grand piano. On a mission to unlock the secrets of how our solar system was formed it has travelled 6.5 billion kilometres from earth. This week it flew by its latest objective Ultima Thule, a frozen lump of rock just 21 miles long. It’s a stunning achievement for human ingenuity and … Read More