We did it! Shrove Tuesday has been well and truly celebrated in our apartment building. It was a bit of a stretch, right to the edge of my current capabilities, but it was also enjoyable, satisfying and a grand success. Get to know our neighbours better: tick! To recap, we decided to invite people for pancakes […]
Category Archives: spiritual practices
Richie McCaw, the All Black captain some call the best rugby player ever, has a plan for winning the next World Cup. It involves a long holiday from rugby. What a wise and counter-cultural choice. In a society that is not only getting busier, but feeling prouder of the acceleration, the relentlessness of our activity, rest […]
Christmas carols start wafting through shops earlier and earlier each year, but this year one thing about Christmas is later than usual. The church season of Advent runs for four or so weeks before Christmas, helping us to imagine life before Jesus, and anticipate the celebrations of his birth. This year it begins on Sunday […]
Looking up can lift you out of the world you’re inhabiting; it can give you a new perspective on a determined spiral of thoughts. Autumn is closing in fast in the North. In the South, the last school term has just begun. All around the world, we could do with a pick me up. Better […]
I’ve thought, written and preached a lot about hospitality over the past few years. But I’ve never accepted as much of it from other people as I have in the last ten months. Here is the first part of a set of reflections on just the overnight hospitality people have extended to me and my […]
Today is A Bad Day. It didn’t start out that way, and I don’t know quite how it slipped into the chasm, but at about 1.15pm I suddenly felt deflated. I don’t want to be a downer, but I thought it might be helpful to describe what A Bad Day can be like. Quite a […]
Fresh for the new month, I’ve written a wee round-up of creative, physical prayer ideas for kids at Kiwi Families, where I write an occasional column on families and spirituality. Also, as a bonus, you get to see me brag about this cool thing I made for our nephew’s christening. I am awesome!