Wed yourself to joy

In Britain, the first meal a newly married couple have together is called ‘the wedding breakfast’. As a minister, I have attended my fair share of wedding breakfasts. Sadly, sometimes after a very busy week, I don't enter into them with unalloyed joy. Nevertheless, as I leave, I always feel refreshed having made new friends [...]

Cut down to grow

My favourite place is spoiled. I enjoy the drive up the narrow road and across the dam. I love the journey along the edge of the dark forbidding waters. But it at the reservoir’s end that I discover peace. Since you can park in an isolated spot and wander in the pine forest for hours. [...]