Sing a New Song (8)

Sing a New Song (8)

The political swing in this province, this country – even in our little hamlet of Inglewood – has been staggering. What a difference six months makes!! I’m absolutely fascinated to understand what swings an entire province, country, community? It’s...
The Streets of Bochum Germany (7)

The Streets of Bochum Germany (7)

I keep looking into their faces to understand the mystery. Surely a clue lays in the wrinkles under their eyes, their rosy cheeks, their greying blond hair . . . or does the answer reside in the language, a confidence, an ignorance or . . . a desperation? We’re in...
Home in Rotterdam (6)

Home in Rotterdam (6)

Our family recently arrived back home to Rotterdam after some four weeks on the road. “The road” was France and Italy. Our home was a camper caravan, an inexpensive tool in order to get to Paris and Rome. (Some folks camp because they consider it fun;...
Between 4:30 and 5:30 (5)

Between 4:30 and 5:30 (5)

I’m having a dream but it isn’t like Martin Luther King’s. I think I’m in a gym taking an exam with hundreds of other students. My head is down dealing with all the questions, but my peripheral view is internalizing the stress around me. Folks are already handing in...
Overwhelmed, Small and Emotional (4)

Overwhelmed, Small and Emotional (4)

In the past week we’ve been strolling through the ancient cities of Dordrecht, Oude Beijerland, Buren and, the biggie, Amsterdam. It’s mesmerizing for me to stand in front of structures that were established before Columbus sailed west in search of a new world. We...
Distant Living (3)

Distant Living (3)

How does one reside in a ministry setting for nine weeks, to participate and to observe? Michelle and I find ourselves asking that very question again and then again as we weave among the fine people at Scots International from Sunday to Sunday. We’ve been treated...