Patience can be the place where hope is born

One of my pet peeves about Christmas  in America is how we tend to go hard at the familiar story that plays out around the manger – or at least the classic tableau featured in Christmas cards – but then routinely ignore so many of the other interesting elements. It’s like how movie and television […]


Ode to Four Mothers

“God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.” 1 John 4 Happy Mother’s Day. Or, as it was known in England when I grew up, Mothering Sunday. As you can probably guess, here around Maul-Hall the traditional, “Give mama the day off” doesn’t really fly. First, I […]