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July 18, 2016

Glory to God. Peace On Earth. Good will toward men.

Glory to God. Peace On Earth. Good will toward men.

In between moving from nation to nation and state to state, I’ve taken time this summer to ‘unstring my bow’. Just as an arrow rests even as the tension is being applied in preparation to be shot out, so we must sometimes rest and relax the tension on our ‘bow’ so we can be refitted, […]

June 6, 2016

The Hungry Harvest

The Hungry Harvest

  There’s been a revolution happening in and around us for a decade, one that has changed more about our lives than we realize. The Food and Water Revolution. Cooking shows of the past decade (in the USA) have taught us ingredients, ways of cooking and thinking about food our generation had not previously known. […]

May 23, 2016

Living Between The Hedges

Living Between The Hedges

  It matters not what you call it – GPS, SatNav, Garmin – without a connection, lost is lost. Last week found us in the Devon region of England. It was important to be found there since that is also where we got lost. Devon is a beautiful place, a land of green rolling hills […]

May 16, 2016

Days Of New Wine and Roses

Days Of New Wine and Roses

    Roses. Red Roses. Red Roses in Rome. Red Roses in Rome falling from the opening in the top of the magnificent, ancient Pantheon, that which was originally built by Marc Antony and Cleopatra to celebrate and honor the many gods of Rome. Talk about romantic. Love is in the air, the very atmosphere […]

May 9, 2016

The Expansiveness of Growing Small

The Expansiveness of Growing Small

Just back from a month in the States, it’s time to get back to blogging! We arrived in Ireland just in time to speak at a wonderful conference in Belfast this past weekend, so are moving slow on a Monday. Therefore my thoughts this morning are simple as I lifted them from a recent journal […]

March 28, 2016

Knowing What We Know

Knowing What We Know

Where do we go now? We’ve spent the past few days at the table, at the cross and at the empty tomb. Our emotions have gone from confusion to despair to terror to, ‘will somebody pinch me? This is too good to be true!’ Now it’s back to school and back to life as normal […]

March 7, 2016

CommuniTea

CommuniTea

  There’s a theme, a rhythm, a cadence that is shouting to make itself heard right now, and while its expressions are unique in various locations and among people of varied background and circumstance, the cry is the same: community! In a day of untold numbers of travellers and refugees there is a cry arising […]

March 1, 2016

What If ?

What If ?

  Two little words that pack a powerful punch. At times the punch keeps us awake at night. Sometimes it wearies our minds until we find ourselves tired and afraid. What if what goes around stops instead of comes around? /when-what-goes-around-stops/ ‎ Little words can pack a wallop! Take the word ‘to’. Putting this word where it […]

February 22, 2016

When What Goes Around Stops

When What Goes Around Stops

  This longing for something new, fresh, pure and true runs deep. It causes roots to grow strong and extend with outward extravagance to find water, sustain life. Living in California during the recent years of drought we often commented on the oak trees indigenous to the region. They aren’t lovely trees like oaks on […]

February 11, 2016

The Tree And Me

The Tree And Me

We arrived in Ireland last Saturday and have begun the process of putting down some roots in the land. Perhaps that is the reason we encountered more resistance coming in than we ever have before. Not resistance from people but rather a whirling atmosphere in the country. Aside from just pure tiredness (I only spent […]

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