Monthly Archives: April 2009

Triquetra

Correction from “My Jesussey Things,” a trisquitter is a word I made up in my head. It means nothing. I was actually thinking of what is properly known as a “triquetra.” It is an ancient symbol of the Trinity and … Continue reading

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My Jesussey Things

“Daddy, you’re putting up your Jesussey things!” Jessie was excited to see me hanging some pictures in my study. I’ve got a number of pictures and shelf adornments I keep: some cross stitch from my late mother-in-law, pencil sketches gifted … Continue reading

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To the Parish

This letter will be sent to all the residents of Cadzow Parish in the next publication. Thought y’all might like to see it first. People always ask me, “Why have you moved to Scotland?” I suppose a better question is, … Continue reading

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Prayer for Sunday Worship

Heavenly Father, we gather here today in all humility. We know that we are not worthy to be here. We know that our hearts are divided. We know that we are inclined to stray from your presence and even, at … Continue reading

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"About That Much"

“About that much.” It was Shanida (shuh-NEE-dah). She was standing there holding her thumb and first finger about an inch and a half apart. I’d asked her a question about how much water to use to make red beans and … Continue reading

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Bad Press

The Church of Scotland has been in the news this week, for all the wrong reasons. Ms. Muriel Armstrong, the editor of Life and Work magazine, the unofficial publication of the Church of Scotland, ran an editorial comment in the … Continue reading

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Taste and See

I’ve got a little bible I’ve used for morning devotions for many years now. It’s a bible that has seen six children grow through their toddler years. And so, there are more than a few wrinkled pages and at least … Continue reading

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Makin’ Rope

From the Big Adventure File, “Makin’ Rope” was written from our campsite outside Yellowstone Park in northwest Wyoming. Our six kids have discovered a variety of amusements to entertain themselves on our camping trip this summer. They’ve all got their … Continue reading

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Eternity in our Hearts

What is eternal life? It is certainly the promise that there is more to come after death. It is the promise of reunion and restoration and new creation, but what about now? Is there anything to be gleaned from the … Continue reading

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In the Garden

Last night was one of those perfect nights for football in the back garden (soccer in the back yard). The days have been growing longer here and we have lately been blessed with some lovely weather, sunshine and cloudless skies … Continue reading

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