the ugly truth

I know I've posted on here and on Facebook some lovely pictures of our new house. And it is indeed beautiful -- especially the garden. It is cool and comfortable, and with some love and attention and personal touches, it will feel like home very soon. But I've not been completely honest. Because there is…

the arrival

As I was preparing to move to Israel-Palestine, lots of good-intentioned people told me what I should read. And we do indeed have a stack of books on the land, the politics, the history, the culture. But I have mostly let them sit on the shelves for now. There was one book I knew I…

new home

This is just a quick post to say that Justin and I have arrived safe and sound in Tiberias — along with our four cases and cat Coleridge (he’s now happily exploring his new abode though is desperate to get outside and make friends with the thousands of neighbourhood cats who seem to have taken…

responding to god’s call

I had a my commissioning service last night at Dunfermline Abbey, a truly wonderful celebration filled with love and support and encouragement. I found it incredibly moving -- especially at a time when I feel like all I am doing is saying goodbye (and, as someone I love dearly is lying dying back in the…