Confounding State of the ‘Nation’

John 12:1-8 Mary anoints Jesus’ feet “I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” When we first moved to London as a family, having many friendship groups from...

Mothering and Hagrid

Luke 2:33-35 Simeon’s Prophecy My daughter is reading Harry Potter. It’s hard to believe that the books are as old as they are, but I remember the first book coming out when I was a teenager. I didn’t read them until many years later, when I was helping run a...

Discerning Passion

Luke 13:31-35 Jesus’ Lament over Jerusalem When I was 13 I went to the Canadian National Science Fair in Rivierre de Loup, Quebec. It was a fantastic opportunity, but turned into a pretty negative experience. I had created a Science Fair project where I measure...

The Best Laid Plans

Luke 4:1-13 Jesus Tempted in the Wilderness About two months before Iris was born my friend and I went on the last of our great hiking trips to the Pyrenees. Whenever we went on these trips we would take weeks, choosing the destination, planning the routes, deciding...

Holding the Vision of Hope

Luke 9:28-36 The Transfiguration There are some days I find myself preoccupied, thinking about family, or money, or the things I need to remember to do. People are often more willing to comment on how I look than they would be if I was anybody else. Strangers will...

Being a Fraud

Luke 5:1-11 Calling of Peter, Jame and John Growing up in a bilingual country we learned French from the age of 5. Of course, it’s easier to learn a language when you start earlier. In year 5, when I was about 9, we had to do a public speaking project, where we wrote...