Worth it?

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  In a few hours time I am flying back from the UK, having been over here visiting family. When I was in Exeter yesterday on my way to the hospital, I passed by the shops. All kinds of products … Continued

Being planted

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If you are reading this and are new to the area, welcome to Leiden! At ICL, we are on with a new series called ‘Foundations’ based around ICL’s mission statement: “a Christ centred international community planted to worship, grow and … Continued

Christ-centred?

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It is a Saturday afternoon as I am writing this – perhaps it is your first weekend here in the Leiden area. Or at the least, one of your first Saturdays here. If so, welcome to you! Over the coming … Continued

Walls are made to be broken

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Walls are made to be broken! Do you ever find yourself in unexpected places? Right now I am in the UK due to some family illness – I was not expecting on the weekend to be here. Two weeks ago … Continued

It happened, it can happen again!

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Above are words of an Italian Jewish chemist, writer and Holocaust survivor. These are portrayed at the start of the underground exhibition center of the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin. You may have seen pictures before of the centre from above … Continued

A work in progress

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So where is this in Leiden? (I know at least one couple have the answer – keep quiet please!) It is a “work in progress”, even as the summer weeks continue… Here in the Merenwijk area of the city where … Continued

Surrender?

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So here are my feet last week in the Harz Mountains in Germany! Probably seems like a strange way to start this brief blog!! I took the photo towards the end of a toboggan run that we all went on. … Continued

Knowing or knowing about?

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The photo above was snapped last night up at the lake near where we live. This one below was taken about 40 minutes ago: The sky was darkening, the water becoming choppier. Then the lightning began to flash, the thunder … Continued

Contribute not just consume!

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The above is probably not as clear as it could be and therefore not as delicious looking as it tasted! American pancakes with various additions consumed whilst meeting with another local church leader the other day. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary … Continued