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Plum is One

I was in the grocery store a couple of weeks ago and I was spent. The night before was probably one of those teething nights. I can’t remember the specifics. I do remember that by the time we got to […]

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Scrubbing the table

On Thursday night at Dinner Church, we were anticipating Pentecost. We shared the passage from John 14 when Jesus promises the Advocate who will remain with his disciples


An All-Ages Easter

When Beangirl was small, we decided to sidestep the Easter bunny and instead offer her an Easter morning treasure hunt around our little apartment. We wrote out clues

Friday, March 28, 2014. AP Photo/L’ Osservatore Romano

We All Stink

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


Dazzled, blinking and born again

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


Cake Day and Moses

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


Milk and Apples

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


Naming Names

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


Something New

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 –


Epiphany Got Away

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


Bringing it all back home

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


At the Christmas assembly

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


Practising Advent

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.


Maybe even beautiful.

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


Remember, Remember

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.


The Wide, Wide World

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

Photo by Bob Munnik

In Circles

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