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You’re beautiful and I should know. I’ve seen you naked.

In the last twenty years, I have grown to appreciate beauty in new ways. I have especially come to love not just the natural world with its flowers and gardens but also the human body, with all its curves and … Continue reading

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Best summer decision: I set my phone on silent

This summer, I¬†was ready for a break after a tough year. I longed for quiet and solitude. I needed to step away from the frantic pace of life in ministry. One simple thing helped me accomplish it all: I turned … Continue reading

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Good news for bad apples (or, Why making applesauce was good for my soul)

At our weekly fresh food bank, we receive a variety of produce, meat and dairy products. Sometimes they are near their expiry date, other times they are just not quite nice enough to sell. Last week there were cases and … Continue reading

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Holy Island Day 4: Bishops and saints

Today was bookended with worship at St. Mary’s Church. I went to three services: morning prayer (7:30), communion (8:00) and evening prayer (5:30). Unlike the other services I have been to this week, the two morning services were crowded with … Continue reading

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St. Cuthbert’s Way Day 5: Time and time again

I awoke in Wooler to a clear, sunny day. The hosts at the bed and breakfast prepared an enormous breakfast (which seems to be normal around here): juice, cereal, yogurt, fresh fruit, toast, tea and a huge platter of eggs, … Continue reading

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St. Cuthbert’s Way Day 2: Beauty and a beast of a day

I took my very first steps along St. Cuthbert’s Way in beautiful sunshine. Everything sparkled in the morning light (Alright, I slept in and didn’t get on the path until 10:00. I would come regret that later. Also that I … Continue reading

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I was happy in a room without a roof

I had planned to arrive in Melrose (the beginning of St. Cuthbert’s Way) on Monday well before noon. I was close (it was 4 o’clock). Everything went swimmingly until my flight was delayed, so I missed the connection and had … Continue reading

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