December 20, 2019

I’ve never been great at waiting. I’ll be honest, I’m terrible at it.

Patience is a virtue, they say. But I look at my little seven-month old son hitting the floor impatiently and he doesn’t have it either. He’s just learned to crawl but he already wants to be walking....

May 11, 2019

Driving home yesterday I found myself caught in the heat of peak hour traffic. I say heat, because although the late summer sun was dipping in the west and a cool breeze was rising, the heat of frustrated workers heading home was palpable. Disguised in sunglasses and t...

I need Mary Poppins in my life. Not because she has the magical ability to clean her house by clicking her fingers. Not even because she has an appropriate song for every occasion or because I feel like I need a nanny. But because I think she comes to fix deep human ne...

December 23, 2018


Earlier this year I attended a weekend camp where the students I teach had been wearing retro. Their retro is fashion of my youth. They look like the characters in Friends. Mules,
floral prints, printed t-shirts and 501’s are back. Perhaps not evidence for the circle...

March 26, 2018

Nehemiah Chapter 4 is a beautiful story of God rebuilding ruins. All the people of God had been gathered and they began to rebuild the walls around Jerusalem that had been laying in ruins – but they face some strong opposition to the rebuilding. This was not just a lit...

January 21, 2018

 
1 Samuel 1 tells what seems like a sad story to begin with. Hannah who is greatly loved by her husband is heartbroken, disappointed and jealous. Wow, don’t they sound like familiar emotions for us all?! While Hannah’s husband loved her, he also had another wife, Peni...

December 8, 2017

 
As 2017 draws to a close I wonder if you find yourself with a desire that you so dearly hoped would have come to pass this year. Yet, as you stand at the end of 2017 it still seems so far out of reach! How do we summon the courage and dare to keep believing even when...

December 7, 2017

When you were little did you ever throw coins into a wishing well? As a little girl, I remember my Mum giving me coins to throw in any wishing well we would come across and I would close my eyes and make a wish – I would wish for what every little girl wishes for at so...

December 3, 2017

Israel in the decades of Roman oppression had known 7 centuries of oppression - the horrific Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Persians, the Greeks, the Greek influenced Ptolemies, the Greek influenced Syrians, the Romans.

And yet they have hope. From the period of Roma...

October 18, 2017

In a pattern that is right on the cusp of comical and depressing, yet again I had thought I was ok. I had been reading all of the stuff about Weinstein and other offenders, I’d seen the disgusting Ben Affleck video, and I’d been angered, saddened, repulsed, but nothing...

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