The whole room seemed to be filled by an overwhelming presence, and I was filled with absolute peace – Mandy

In middle life I was a school-teacher, living in a comfortable boarding-house. The only other permanent guest was an old lady in her middle nineties, a life-long "friend" of the two proprietors. I disliked the whole set-up. The land-ladies had retired from evangelical good works. The rooms were hung about with framed texts, meal-time conversation … Continue reading The whole room seemed to be filled by an overwhelming presence, and I was filled with absolute peace – Mandy

I seemed to be unfolding and unfurling before Him, all tension going, all anxieties dropped away – Ana

I was 'religious' from the word go, so that I can never remember a time when God wasn't there, at the back of everything. My university course helped to broaden my mind considerably, and since then I have tried to keep up with many trends of modern thought, in literature, theology, music etc. I have … Continue reading I seemed to be unfolding and unfurling before Him, all tension going, all anxieties dropped away – Ana

It altered my whole outlook on life, an experience compared with which all other things appear cheap and second-rate – Anthony

I am aware, of course, as a medical man, that my friend the psychologist could easily explain it along his particular line of thought. However, until he has experienced something of a similar nature, I am not particularly interested in his ideas. I was 17 at the time. Although I had not taken religion seriously, … Continue reading It altered my whole outlook on life, an experience compared with which all other things appear cheap and second-rate – Anthony