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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. And the realization that it is almost always comes with a stressed […]
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
“Much prating piffle has been spouted over this squall in a teacup.” There's something very classy about editorial writing in the Scotsman newspaper... First, I love that sentence. One for
Back home and back to routine. My little family's travelling is over for a while, and we're feeling a shift of season. We came home to daffodils. There
Last week, my dad bought an Easter lily. We've been visiting my parents in Ottawa and the kids were quite taken with the idea of the lily when
Just a note this morning to say that I'm in transit today - I'll post a column tomorrow. Love,
I'm not sure if they heard it mentioned at church or if I slipped it into the conversation, but the kids are wondering about Holy Week. Not the stories
Jesus was used to questions by now. If anyone asks... He sounds like a parent here – assuming that there is going to be a question and trying
Yesterday, we had a guest preacher at church – the Very Reverend Dr John Hall, Dean of Westminster – and he brought with him this lovely term –
From rich food, we go to the prodigal son and feasting. Lent Lectionary is finding a celebratory groove in these days of late winter. Which suits me just fine.
Maybe it's just my greedy, foody nature, but I love the language here. “Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy
“Jerusalem, Jerusalem... How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings...” This is one of those passages that makes
The week ahead is an interesting one. Pancake Tuesday. Ash Wednesday. Valentine's Day. NiteKirk on Friday night. A weekend, too, ending a week off school for my kids.
This morning is one of those mad winter days when the wind blows everything across the sky. The clouds are dark, bringing snow or worse, but every so
The Spouse made Nutella this weekend. We had some on toast this morning and my goodness. This wasn't just chocolate frosting on toast. This was amazing. We never had Nutella