Pam Pointer

Welcome

Thank you for visiting my website. I hope you'll have time to explore the different pages and find something to interest, amuse, encourage - and even inspire you. My goal is to communicate effectively - primarily as a writer, but also as a speaker and photographer.

On this page you'll find a Thought For The Month; elsewhere there is a gallery of photographs, some poems as well as details of my books. All this provides an opportunity for me to share with you something of what makes me tick and shapes my world view.

I'd be pleased to hear from you. Please email me if you'd like to get in touch.


LATEST NEWS Two new poems on the theme of life and space are on the Poetry page. Don't forget that my Blue Sky Days to Come poetry book is available. Please see the Books page to order a copy.

July Journal

HAZARDOUS JOURNEY

 

"Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success." This advertisement was placed in The Times by Ernest Shackleton at the beginning of the 20th century.

Many men signed up for the journey. Why? Was it the thrill of risk? Anticipation of adventure? Belief in a cause? The charisma of an exceptional leader?

Two thousand years earlier, another man issued a similar invitation: "Come with me," he said, "The gate to life is narrow and the way that leads to it is hard, and there are few people who find it... Watch out, for there'll be men who'll arrest you... Some of you will be put to death."

That leader was Jesus Christ. Why join him? He declared he was Truth, Light, Life and the Way to God. His tough-call warning was balanced by promises - of his presence, peace and power. Millions of people worldwide throughout the ages have accepted his invitation to, "Come."

Shackleton mentioned, "honour and recognition." Jesus said, "Whoever holds out to the end will be saved." Whatever adventures we embark on in this life, none compares with the adventure of joining Jesus Christ for the journey into life.