easter in the holy land

Friends, this last week was hard. It was Holy Week. And Holy Week is hard. Wherever you are, whatever your role, if you 'do' Holy Week, it's hard. It's emotionally, spiritually, physically draining. And I did things way simpler than a lot of my colleagues. But that didn't seem to lessen the toll it took. Because…

house of grace

This is an article I wrote for a diocesan magazine, but I feel the House of Grace deserves wider recognition. There are people in this land who I find so incredibly inspiring and who I think of in the moments when all feels dark and hopeless, when I wonder what faith actually looks like here. The…

the more things change…

First of all, I want to thank each and every one of you who took the time to get in touch last week to let me know that you're praying for us. It makes things so much more bearable knowing that we are not alone, that there is a wide network of friends and family and colleagues…

kaleidoscope

The other evening we were having dinner with a couple of the people we have recently met, and, as is always the case, the subject of life in this land came up. One of them described it as a kaleidoscope. You look into it and see one pattern. A minor turn, and the pattern changes dramatically. All…