For the last couple of years I have posted prayers, often with photo images, on Facebook. Now we have some of the most popular available as prayer cards. I have a set on a small easel on my desk. Each morning I change the card. It gives me a great focus for moments of prayer(…)
Nelson Mandela former president of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize winner, has died and the world is in mourning. Mandela inspired countless individuals. As a small tribute I want to share some of his quotes that I find most inspiring. 1) “Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut(…)
Lord Jesus, Master of both the light and the darkness, send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas. We who have so much to do seek quiet spaces to hear your voice each day. We who are anxious over many things look forward to your coming among us. We who are blessed in(…)
A Summertime Advent Mindful of Christ’s Presence in the Right Here, Right Now I begin this reflection the week before Advent sitting on my patio enjoying a beautiful spring morning in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As Advent approaches, I am reminded how my Southern Hemisphere experience of Advent differs from the Northern Hemisphere context of winter.(…)
I just received Mark Pierson’s Advent in Art cards in the mail. I love these cards and the simple reflections that go with them. This year Mark has used Wayne Forte’s art. You can sign up to receive the card content weekly by email or view them online. Expectation: For centuries a messiah has been expected.(…)
I am on a roll posting autumn recipes made straight from our garden. We still have some of the 160 pounds of apples I harvested a month ago left and have just made another apple cake from them. This recipe is one of Tom’s favourites for breakfast and I thought that it was worth reposting(…)
I know that at this season lots of us are looking for creative recipes not just to use the pumpkins we are accumulating but to use the last of the fresh produce we are purchasing from CSAs or farmers’ markets or harvesting from our garden. The recipe that I posted last night was so popular(…)
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