lessons from the trail

I'm going to do a very British thing and start this post with talk about the weather. Because our weather here has been surreal. On Friday the week before last, I was at Tabeetha School in Jaffa to lead both the primary and secondary school assemblies. In between, I sat outside at a cafe wearing…

a line of peace

I spent much of Lent back in the UK, on a period of extended leave for some much needed rest and reflection. And so, arriving back just in time for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, I have felt out of sync with the liturgical year. Holy Week has caught me by surprise. But then as…

all that divides us

Two weeks ago, I had been in Jerusalem for a service at which I was invited to preside at Communion.┬áJust before the service, I was told I had been prayed for by loved ones at a church back in Scotland, and I felt a wave of homesickness, not for the place, but for the people…

happy new year

Merry Christmas (Christmas is a season, after all...) and Happy New Year! I must confess that for some reason -- perhaps it was the unseasonably warm temperatures -- I found it difficult to get into the holiday spirit this year. It, of course, was not helped by the fact that there is little evidence of…