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

Unity in a divided world?

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An ancient song recorded in the Old Testament opens with the words, “How pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity…”  (Psalm 133). Then there is some imagery that possibly for our minds, it is hard to get our heads … Continued

Kabul, how to respond?

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I had a train of thought in my mind to write about as we approach Pentecost weekend. I was going to comment about how our ‘being full of the Spirit’ calls us outside the doors of the church world. That … Continued

Love our neighbour(s)?

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The photo above is part of the street where we live. It is a peaceful street generally – though there was one occasion a few months ago where near this spot, a plain clothes policeman grabbed a guy who ran … Continued

Check the label!

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Check the label? When I am sorting the washing out, I need to make sure I read what the label says. Otherwise we can end up with some dyed disasters!! There have been one or two over the years. Now, … Continued