Monthly Archives: May 2010

On Hold

I’m going to take a break from writing for a little while. I hope to begin posting again later this summer. Thank you so much for your interest in this little project. John

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Summer Daze

One of the more remarkable aspects of our new life in Scotland is watching the days lengthen as summer approaches. Like the darkness of winter, the ever-lengthening days of spring and summer are a real curiosity. The hours of sunlight … Continue reading

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Specks and Logs

O gracious God, forgive us for we have all too easily forgotten that we are children of grace who live beneath the wings of your mercy and your promise. We have acted like we live under an unkind and unforgiving … Continue reading

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The Right Man or Woman for the Job

Today is Election Day here in Britain. I’m registered to vote and plan to do so at the nursery just down the street. My voting card says that’s my spot. I’ve voted many times in the states and have watched … Continue reading

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Blether

I don’t usually think of myself as doing Scottish things. I’m pleased to be here and consider this my home, but I still feel very much the immigrant. So I was a bit surprised at the bank last week when … Continue reading

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Election Week Prayer

O God, we know from your Word that it is you who put governments in place and in power (Romans 13:1). Jesus himself, on the day of his trial, said to the governor Pilate, “You would have no power unless … Continue reading

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Easy

I am conducting my first Scottish wedding today at the University of Glasgow Cathedral. Always an auspicious occasion, a wedding brings the opportunity to reflect on our deepest hopes for marriage, to dream about what may be, and to give … Continue reading

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