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When he said it, I wondered if it was just about food. It may have been. But the conversation seemed to deepen, and I think he was speaking about something else.
Blue and I were sitting on the bench in our garden. He said that he was having that feeling again.
Yes. The feeling of wanting something… but not knowing what.
Monday morning brings grey skies around here, a little wind to blow to blossoms away, a quiet house, and time to read. I'm also feeling heavy and hungry
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent
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
Okay, Mum. It's your birthday on Sunday and, though there is a card in the mail, there is also this. Happy Birthday and thank you for the time
Earth Day is today. Earth Day dates back to 1970. It started in the United States and became the launch pad for the environmental movement. Today, it is marked
“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
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.
“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
You have to wonder what life was like at home. The party is in full swing, and social disaster looms. The wine has run out. Capital E Embarrassed
New year, new start, and news to share. We're pregnant. Baby #3 is due in July – an astonishingly wonderful bit of announcement and of course I'm grinning
Christmas Eve. There are, of course, still presents to be wrapped. And lists to be checked. Likely cupboards to be checked, too, because I do follow in my mother’s