Category Archives: Proverbs

The One Thing You’d take in a Fire

Quite a few years ago I was interviewed as a Fire Officer by a journalist who was wanting to do a feature on what would be the one object a person would take with them if their home was on … Continue reading

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When Someone is Broken

In a men’s group I facilitated, one of the guidelines we told ourselves was to remember that “unsolicited advice is an emotional violation.”  It was our way of reminding ourselves to “please, just listen.” As I like to remind myself … Continue reading

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More Beautiful for Being Broken – Mending Trauma

A few years ago I saw a bowl repaired with veins of gold in the Kintsukuroi art form of Kintsugi. It prompted me to post, “More Beautiful for Being Broken: Kintsukuroi“. Recently I came upon the Japanese artist Makoto Fujimura explaining … Continue reading

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Be Faithful in Little: Worship

Faithful in Little: Shepherd Songs Retired Pastor Lee Eclov has written another missive on being “faithful in little things” – and again I include his entire devotion here as an encouragement to enter into worship when you visit people in … Continue reading

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Be Faithful in Little: Prayer

The following reflection is from Lee Eclov, 40 year retired pastor who contributes to the weekly e-newsletter Preaching Today.  Rather than quotes bits and pieces, I am including his post in its entirety for your contemplation on prayer, and perhaps … Continue reading

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At a Child’s Deathbed

At a Child’s Deathbed, by Willem Elsschot Earth wasn’t forced out of its orbit When your little heart stopped beating The stars didn’t fade and the house stayed standing. But all the wails and silent sobs even while drinking a … Continue reading

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Repair the Inroads

If you don’t want to, you don’t have to excuse the image above – but it is a stark reminder of what we know to be true. You may have known it personally, or have been around people who appear … Continue reading

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