Summer and two different shoes

The word ‘summer’ has many connotations.  But you know, most of them come from those golden days of our childhood. We remember beaches, ice-cream and sunshine. We remember  tramping across heather-clad hills, boating on calm lakes and sunshine. We remember the stays in picturesque towns, we bring to mind family picnics and we never forget [...]

Easter’s Simple Message

Little Philip was born with Down's syndrome according to the Leadership Magazine. Yet he liked to attend his Sunday School class with other eight-year-old boys and girls.   Sadly, however and typical of that age, the children did not readily accept Philip with his differences. Nevertheless, because of a creative teacher, they began to care [...]

Christmas Nights

As a child the most magical of times were the nights before Christmas. The Christmas tree with its multicoloured lights, I imagined had a thousand places within its boughs where tiny arboreal people lived, the wall decorations cast sparkling reflections from the open fire and bedtime was less of a chore as each sleep got [...]

What to do this Sunday – Easter Day

Easter is not like Christmas! Since, over Easter we encounter all that is good and bad about being human. For we see cruelty, corruption and pain. But we also see compassion, accompaniment and sacrifice. Above all, we see God in the unbelievable acceptance of human nastiness and His ability to defeat the worst of all [...]