Written on the Heart

Last night we went to Stratford to see this play. It was extraordinary and throughly enjoyable. At one level it was the story of various Bible translators: Tyndale and the committee that produced the King James Version whose 400 year anniversary was last year. At another level it was a play about words: the fine... Continue Reading →

‘Nother Nativity Joke

A small boy forgot his lines in the Sunday School music and drama presentation. His mother, sitting in the front row tried to prompt him, gesturing and forming the words silently with her lips, but it didn't help. Her son's memory was blank. Finally she leaned forward and whispered the cue, "I am the light... Continue Reading →

Nativity Natters (2)

Arrrrgh! I forgot the reindeer! At yesterday's 'turn up and take part' nativity, one child chose a reindeer outfit. (I knew I should have left them at home).  So we get through the whole story and the shepherds, kings and angels have all been called out of the audience to play their part  with Mary and Joseph and we... Continue Reading →

Nativity Natters

Yay! Thirty one outfits ready for this afternoon's turn up and take part nativity play. 9 shepherds 9 kings 9 angels 5 sheep 1 star 1 Mary 1 Joseph 3 reindeer and 1 big flowery Auntie Flo dress. I'm not currently sure where the three reindeer and Auntie Flo come into the story but I'm sure we'll... Continue Reading →

‘I once was blind but now I see’

Okay, so that's a slight exaggeration, but it is also a favourite line from a hymn and it perfectly expresses my excitement about advances in my optical world. Yesterday's visit to the opticians confirmed what I expected:  I have been living in an increasingly fuzzy world. I can just about see everything in focus so... Continue Reading →

Hilarity in the face of Adversity

This will be my last Mozambique post. Just the chance to post up a good smattering of photos and some final funny stories. Looking back now after a week at home, I think my abiding memory will be all the hilarity we shared, sometimes in the face of adversity.  We laughed, then sighed, then laughed... Continue Reading →

The Bigger Picture

The day I left for Mozambique I opened my email in the morning. In one, a close friend from my small group at church shared that she had been praying for me and had been given the picture of world as seen from space and gave me words of encouragement that she felt God intended... Continue Reading →

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