Easter Guide Is Here

In my initial Easter post An Invitation to join me in getting ready for lent and Easter I mentioned that I was inspired by NT Wright’s observation that: If Calvary means putting to death things in your life that need killing off if you are to flourish as a Christian and as a truly human being,(…)

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Are You Ready for Easter?

The beginning of the easter celebration is just over a week away and stores are full of Easter eggs and decorations to help us celebrate by diverting our attention from the real meaning of Easter to their commercialized version of it.  And how many of us are sucked in?  What is the focus of your(…)

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Last Week of Lent – A Journey Into the Brokenness of God’s Family

    We are now moving into the last full week of Lent.  Next Sunday is Palm Sunday which begins Holy Week, and though Lent does not officially end until the following Thursday for many of us Holy week has its own specific emphasis.   First here are JR Woodward’s excellent reflections on the fourth(…)

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Are We Twittering Our Lives Away?

Yesterday I reflected on my need to maintain a balanced rhythm of life based on my faith and my sense of what the rhythms of God’s kingdom culture will look like.  This morning I came across this interesting article in the UK Telegraph reflecting on the impact that twitter is having on our lives As(…)

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Reflections on a Rhythm of Life

Tom and I are now back from our 2 very relaxing days up at Anacortes.  Most of my focus has been on regaining the balanced rhythm that I feel is such an important part of my life.  My thoughts revolved around this quote from Ian Mobsbey’s book The Becoming of God A rhythm of life(…)

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Away on Retreat

As many of you know part of the rhythm of our lives is that Tom and I go on retreat every 3 -4 months to listen to God and refocus our lives.  We are heading off this morning to our favourite dog friendly motel in Annacortes for our Lenten retreat.  we always try to plan(…)

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Earth Hour Is Almost Here

News from the Earth Hour team MOMENTUM CONTINUES TO BUILD: With just a few days to go, Earth Hour continues to gain support in cities, with government leaders and celebrities, in the media, and on social networking sites. MORE ICONS ANNOUNCE THEY’LL GO DARK: The Pyramids in Egypt, the Acropolis in Athens, the Broadway Theater District, the(…)

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Green Revolution – a review

As part of my reflections on the brokenness of creation this week I have been reading Ben Lowe’s new book Green Revolution: Coming Together to Care for Creation.  I have thoroughly enjoyed this little book in spite of the fact that it is supposed to be written for college students.  In fact I think that it(…)

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Reflections for the Fourth Week of Lent

We are now well into the Fourth week of Lent though from my perspective the concern for creation and the pollution of our environment that we are focusing on this week is just beginning.  If you have not done it yet take time to check out your eco footprint.  and think about what you could do(…)

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Garbage Into Gold

  Saturday was garden day at the Mustard Seed House. We planted cabbages and cauliflowers, broccoli and lettuce.  We dug the beds and turned the compost.  it was surprisingly the compost that held my attention the longest.  I was amazed by the thousands of worms diligently at work transforming our stinky food waste and garbage(…)

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