Waiting…

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I don’t particularly like waiting. Especially when I have a clear sense of what I want to see happen and how (and when) I want it to unfold. And yet, so much of life involves waiting, whether we like it or not. Waiting to conceive a child. Waiting for a child to be born. Waiting for a spouse. Waiting for …

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Look for the Signs

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January 6th, is called the Day of Epiphany in the Christian calendar. It is marked by the visit of the magi in search of the baby Jesus. Matthew tells us that magi came from the east to Jerusalem looking for the king of the Jews. They had seen his star and had come to worship him. The star was a …

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“I didn’t get engaged until I was 76.”

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This trip to Newcastle was quite unexpected and pulled together in just a few days. I’d been wanting to visit Auntie P for some time now, ever since I learned she’d got married for the first time late in life and was now caring for her frail husband. But I couldn’t quite figure out how to get myself to Northern …

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New Birth, New Life

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This week I had the privilege of visiting a leader of one of our community groups who’s become a friend. In the last several months, she’s taken a hiatus from her group because she’s become the mother of a sweet little girl called Hannah! Hannah is a miracle birth.  Her parents married later in life and had been trying for …

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Summer & Silence

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At the end of May, I had the opportunity to travel to southern Spain for a conference with a missions organization I was once a part of.  The venue was a swanky resort on the edge of a small town called Huelva  on the Atlantic coast. Since Huelva is an hour from Faro in Portugal, me and my friend P …

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Urban Snobbery

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I think I’m becoming an urban snob. Or better yet, I’ve become one. This past weekend I visited dear friends who live in the Virginia suburbs of Washington DC. I hadn’t been for some time but I can’t say I’d missed the large spacious homes, the highways choked with traffic, the strip malls and the huge stores. On Saturday afternoon, …

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