We live with privilege. We live in a developed country, have comfortable jobs, and leisure time, something that many in developing countries may never have. Over the last few weeks I've been reflecting on a variety of things. We've recently seen many friends deeply touched by sadness, sorrow, and loss. Yet still, all around us … Continue reading What Makes Us More Than Shallow?
I've been a bit absent from this site recently, mostly due to my involvement in the local production of Disney's 'The Little Mermaid.' (Get your tickets here!) But last night, while I was catching up on the hundreds of emails accumulating on my computer, I had what I would now describe as the bad fortune, … Continue reading Finding Love in This World
Apparently it's Valentines Day. Shops are (and have been for a while) full of advertising, love hearts made of chocolate/flowers/paper/cards/other stuff, and florists are doing a roaring trade. How could anyone miss it? When I was a child, I had no idea that Valentines Day was actually a thing. I remember my first reference to … Continue reading What’s All the Fuss About the 14th of February?
I'm sure everyone knows what happened in Paris yesterday, but I woke up this morning, wandered over to my social media sites and was struck by the chaotic mess of opinions. Facebook was covered in French flags. Twitter was awash with contrasting opinion, and the news feeds were full of doom and gloom. I took … Continue reading World Gone Mad
"He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." Micah 6:8 This was part of the reading at church this morning, and the basis of the sermon. I'm a Christian, which is not necessarily … Continue reading Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly.
Children are precious. We have two of them, and I am one of three siblings. A few years ago I asked my mother when you stopped worrying about your kids. She smiled, and said "Never. You just teach them as well as you're able, and then you pray that they make good choices in their … Continue reading Children
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8qE4Fes5G8&feature=youtu.be Our young friend, Jordan, says "This video was made to share awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) a disease that affects many people around the world. It is also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Lou Gehrig's Disease. I have watched this disease that has no cure slowly take my father's independence from him … Continue reading MND Awareness – by Jordan Gageler