Hidden Treasure

The “Hidden Treasure” (Matthew 44) hidden in “Some seeds…” Mark 4  Last Christmas my brother Paul gave me a present of a large ceramic flower pot, covered in stones with an imperative to “water regularly”, which I obediently did.  In early spring, I noticed the stones seemed disturbed, followed by crater-like clay bursting through the []
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On Adulting.

Disclaimer: It may be true that what I write is somehow inspired by the time I’ve spend with the UJ 20-something crowd in the last few months.  Marilyn and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them!  But these words are simply tipped, unfiltered, out of my head; any resemblance to any actual person’s life []
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Waiting for the Second

I don’t think many of us enjoy waiting – we’ve come to expect quick responses, instant gratification. Infertility and miscarriage has been something many of our community have been affected by over the past few years. We ourselves would love to have a sibling for Nathan. We figured a wee one around his second birthday []
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Community, Theology and Spirituality

I think it’s important for any gathering of people to recognise what it is that defines them as a group. Like how any given person is totally unique, any group of people is distinctly different from any other. This can hold even when most of the same people are in both groups. I’m sure most []
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Being on the Outside

It is hard to know what to write on a blog post. So many new thoughts and new experiences since my last post. I have shared in such joy and elation, and I have also shared in much pain and heartache.   Getting up in front of everyone and saying au revoir to the Urban []
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Despair and Psalm 77

“I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me.  When I was in distress, I sought the Lord; at night I stretched out untiring hands, and I would not be comforted.” (Psalm 77: 1-2)   I think I like the Psalms so much because they’re very surface-level human. The writer will gush []
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Jesus Wept

There’s a heaviness hanging in the chest that the mind doesn’t understand “You have an eternal, unbreakable hope,” mind declares, “why the tears that yearn to leak out?” “Do you not believe what the Lord has said?” “Do you not believe that He is only good?” That voice upstairs answers itself, “Yes, amen!” while down []
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Love is…

                (Love is Comic Strip originals, Kim Casali)   Love is whispering sweet nothings? Love is caressing, touching, feeling? Love is pleasurable? Love is excitement… the thrill? Love is private, secretive?   Love is doing what is right? Love is to be guarded, protected, reserved? Love is without []
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A Lyric Stream-of-Consciousness Piece dealing with (in)Sanity

There’s so much to do! Panic. More panic There’s a thing I’ve forgotten and a list left from yesterday that didn’t get done Today’s list is longer – and that blog to write What? Spiritual content today? That has to wait There’s an Important Email to reply to It’s already overdue [stop that noise!] Things []
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Women at Risk

If you were hoping for a cheery blog to welcome in the new term, close this page now! This is a horrible subject but one that I’ve learnt a little about over the past few years, enough to know that I know almost nothing. And yet the little I have picked up was from excellent []
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