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We are an Easter people. We need to show our children that Easter is important to adults. This is the biggest story of our year. If nothing else, we want kids to catch a glimpse of that. Easter matters to us. The Easter story is the joyful centre of who we are.
Some days, the gospel seems clear, but it's hard to talk about. Usually when reading the story of Lazarus, I find myself thinking about the sisters in this story.
I've been waking early in these Lenten days. Not by choice, I might add. There is a small boy who sleeps in my room and wakes with the
It was dark when Nicodemus visited Jesus. That is where the story starts – with a small detail of timing – and yet for John, Nicodemus' arrival in
Our biggest pie fan (and one of our oldest friends) was visiting this weekend, so I had a second go at the passion fruit tart idea. This time,
Sometimes you don't know how things are going to end up. When I was plotting Valentine's Day a few weeks ago, I bought two teacups on eBay. I should
Plum has just started on solid foods which makes this week's lectionary reading from Corinthians resound with me. And so, brothers and sisters, I could not speak to you as spiritual
Blessed are the broken. That's the beatitudes in a nutshell but, of course, none of the blessings stop there. Blessed are the broken because things are going to
There are two bits that jump out of this week's lectionary passage in the Gospel and both are connected to the naming of names. Maybe it's because we've
I bought a sharp pencil yesterday to celebrate the New Year. And also because I've also just started a new job. That's a little mad, I know –
Today is the last day of the school holidays and, as such, not a great day for writing around here. But tomorrow there will be time - and
This was to have been about Monday morning and madeleines. I was going to write about a quiet morning of baking with the kids. Time together and flour and
On Thursday morning, Plum and I went to church together for the school assembly. Twice a year, the students from the local primary school come across the street
I fell into a trap last week. "Really? Already?" Advent is around the corner? That's what everyone says, isn't it? That we can't quite believe that Christmas is coming.
Hard words this morning. Words that we've been trying to match up to headlines for generations. Words of Christ. Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom
Yesterday was Reformation Sunday, next week is All Saints, and then we're onto Remembrance Day. Remember, remember, it's almost November. Perhaps it is the darkening days that do it.
Yesterday, it was the Cheerios box. At lunch time, it was sitting on the floor next to the table. Not spilt or thrown or even knocked over. Probably
It's been a week since our newest little one arrived. He was born in the middle of our expat life in Edinburgh, at home in our rented apartment. We're
Good news at last! Our newest little one arrived just before elevenses on Friday morning. He's gorgeous and all-occupying and I haven't much else to say. We're all
Tomorrow afternoon, I'll be in the neighbourhood school again. It's just across the road from our church office and manse, and I pop in from time to time