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smiles from this week…..

Group cycling, aka spinning is a reflection of the fall…..but it’s working for me in a love-hate kind of way. The opposite of transformation is probably transaction. And we’re made for so much more than this…… A church that tries to recruit, offering the details of 69 planned management mtgs per year, will understandably struggle to attract Acts 2 […]

*D minor

I am just now sorting out a mountain of papers on my desk and have come across an order of service from a eucharist I attended during October. It has fallen open at the hymn, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence. Coincidentally we sung the same hymn at Peterhouse chapel this morning, where I am […]

*the home stretch

Looking for somewhere to live has been a journey and a half. But the end, I think, is almost in sight. Our pressured search for home and community, which I’ve reflected on elsewhere, has prompted all sorts of questions about comfort, sacrifice and wisdom in making life-style choices in our here and now. We’ve felt […]


This image was taken early this September in a small mountain-top chapel in Macedonia, one of the northern-most regions of Greece. Mountains are of course traditional places to meet with God, and outside the chapel the incredible view of the sun setting over the surrounding landscape was certainly awe-inspring. However, this mirror inside – a […]


“The Spider A noiseless patient spider, I mark’d where on a little promontory It stood isolated. How to explore The vacant vast surrounding. It launched forth Filament, filament, filament. Out of itself. Ever unreeling them. Ever tirelessly speeding them. And you, O my soul Where you stand, Surrounded, detach’d In measureless oceans of space. Ceaselessly […]

five on Friday

AW Tozer said it this way:- “Most of us go through life praying a little, planning a little, jockeying for position, hoping but never being quite certain of anything, and always secretly afraid that we will miss the way. This is a tragic waste of truth and never gives rest to the heart. There is […]

wca-gls leadership wisdom

Each summer the Willow Creek Association host a unique Global Leadership Summit….and via the powers of blog, streaming and twitter. Here are a few of the best threads I’ve gathered……here’s to sometime attending in person! Most organizations think it is beneath them to build a healthy organization. Organizational health is the single greatest competitive advantage in business. Visions are the most […]

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