friendship
from the desk

from the desk

It's Saturday morning here in Amberley and over coffee looking out from my office to the Autumn garden I am thinking back over a few of the moments of the week. Some...

friendship’s sake

friendship’s sake

I have spent the weekend in the Philippines (Manila and Cebu) and today head home to NZ. The brief visit was an opportunity to meet with friends in both cities and to...

poets’ friendship

poets’ friendship

The weather last night could not have been worse for the annual Christchurch Rochester lecture with John Weir reflecting on the life, letters and loves of NZ poet James...

Francis’ friends

Francis’ friends

Last Saturday's gathering was a remarkable experience of friendship and faith, with Pope Francis. You'll get a taste of the event in this video clip made with an iphone...

holiday

holiday

You might have noticed that I haven't posted here for a few days. For the week from last Saturday I have been on vacation in the Dolomite mountains.  For the past...

meet in friendship

meet in friendship

God-willing I will again this year make it to the Rimini Meeting for friendship among peoples. It is difficult to describe the gathering which annually draws around...

Scent of Lemons

Scent of Lemons

One of the highlights of my visits to Italy in recent years has been inspiring conversation with Jonah Lynch, always accompanied by beer and gelato, and even better,...

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sky gazing

The disciples were full of joy at the Lord’s definitive departure. We would have expected the opposite.

farm time

farm time

Now there’s a sabbatical inspiration: learning to wait. Yes I might plant seeds, but God brings the harvest.

ponderings

ponderings

There people gather on their own turangawaewae, the place where they stand, lead and are most at home

an unexpected gift

an unexpected gift

Without a doubt the highlight of these days has been the response to my invitation

the peripheries

the peripheries

Jesus knows the peripheries of our heart, the peripheries of our soul, the peripheries of our society