Monthly Archives: January 2016

An Ordinary Grace

Ordinary Grace is a novel that begins: “It was a summer in which death, in visitation, assumed many forms. Accident. Nature. Suicide. Murder. You might think I remember that summer as tragic and I do but not completely so. My … Continue reading

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A Prayer of Dedication by an Uncle

There are those occasions when one is honoured and humbled to pray for a relative at some meaningful event in that person’s life.  My friend Mikey was asked a few months ago to pray for his nephew and godson, Linus, … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Grandparents

In anticipation of my changing status, and in realization of the connection from generation to generation, will you join me in prayer for Grandparents: God of the Ages we praise and thank you. From generation to generation You have been … Continue reading

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Turning to One Another

Turning to One Another There is no power greater than a community discovering what it cares about. Ask: “What’s possible?” not “What’s wrong?” Keep asking. Notice what you care about. Assume that many others share your dreams. Be brave enough … Continue reading

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A New Year, A New Day: Pray

While working for the Inland Revenue, Alexander Carmichael (1832 – 1912) compiled a compelling collection of oral traditions of the Scottish Highlands and Islands, as Dr Andrew Wiseman reveals in “The Kilted Exciseman.” “At the beginning of the last century, in … Continue reading

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