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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 against kingdom; there will be great earthquakes, and in various places […]
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, Plum was baptised. It was a bright day with a clear blue sky overhead. I thought that it felt a bit like Thanksgiving. Maybe because Beangirl was
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
With a title like that and a new baby in the house, you'd be forgiven for thinking I was focussing (again?) on patience or something of that ilk.
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
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
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.