2015: year in review

Last year, I saw in the new year from my bed in Lauder House in Edinburgh, unable to sleep because of the fireworks going off over the castle. This year, we will see in the new year from a rooftop in Nazareth, watching fireworks erupt throughout the city. Last year I hoped for year rich…

sermon: emmanuel

Here's the sermon I preached at St Andrew's Tiberias yesterday, Christmas Day. I'm a bit hesitant to post it, to be honest, because it was one that lived between and beyond the words even more than usual and was very much for the people gathered there. But others have asked to read it, so here…

christmas blessings

May the joy of the angels, the eagerness of the shepherds, the perseverance of the wise men, the obedience of Joseph and Mary, and the peace of the Christ child be yours this Christmas; and the blessing of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit be upon you and all whom you love and…

on the kindness of strangers

I realise that I have been writing some heavier posts recently, so I am writing this primarily for myself, to remind myself that there is much┬áto be celebrated here. Mom and I have been doing some shopping recently. Ok. Not 'some', but 'lots'. Justin and I are hoping our shipping container will arrive in the…