We live in an era when being oppositional is de rigueur, where being “right” is considered more important than working together, where we’re expected to stake out positions rather than solutions, where we divide into camps, where so much is understood in terms of “them,” and “us,” where vulnerability is considered a weakness, and where people are disassociating from community at an alarming rate.
Then the Lord God planted a garden in the East, in a place named Eden. He put the man he made in that garden. Then the Lord God caused all the beautiful trees that were good for food to grow in… Read More ›
This freedom we have to worship openly, and to practice our faith without fear, has come at such great cost – how could we do anything other than celebrate and give thanks?”
It’s great to be in worship as a faith community, regardless of the choice of music, but there is something compelling and poignant about the winsome invitation of this classic song; to walk more closely with Jesus; to experience and to share his kind of strength; to share communion together around the Lord’s Table; to live – and to love – as followers of the Living Way…
The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. – Psalm 138:8 Apparently there is already a lot of second-guessing in the U.K. following the referendum… Read More ›
I believe the choice is a clear one: Do we reach out our hands in friendship, sit down and talk, get to know one-another as fellow world citizens? Or do we retreat into our own space (or what we like to think is our own), dig a moat, build a wall, pull up the drawbridge, and continue to set our world on a trajectory back toward the feudalism of the Middle Age
Good times. Great kids. Wonderful family. Love, love, love.
Instead, I’ll share this short series of photographs from the garden. The children love to help Rebekah with the watering, and of course they end up soaking each other as much as the plants.
Such a lot happening around Maul-Hall. But that’s what happens when there are two small children in the house! Fun, noise, laughter, tears, adventure, passion – and all before breakfast!