“If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you,
Then how can you contend with horses?
And if in the land of peace,
In which you trusted, they wearied you,
Then how will you do in the floodplain of the Jordan?
Today, in the protestant tradition, we celebrate Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday marks the beginning of the week leading up to the week Passover occurred somewhere approximately 33AD (forgive my approximating with the calendar, I wasn't actually there...) It was the week before the crucifixion of Jesus as remembered in the Christian calendar. It's called Easter, though where the name came from I'...
You ever wonder about the origin of a word? I do, sometimes I find it by accident, which was the case recently. This can sometimes lead me up the garden path into the land of fancy and fun, oh yeah! Sometimes it’s sparked by a serious quest (Cue mystic trumpets and horse noises from random computer game) while I’m looking for something else, and sometimes I’m just being perverse and lookin...
“The winter season is when roots and tubers grow.”
I recently heard this from Father after spending time in the garden on a super frosty day. I needed to hear it. It has been one of the most revelatory things I have heard from him in the last 12 months!
I think that in desert times we can often be bewildered by the process we are going through. I have heard a lot about how to position myself...
People I come across who actually have the most authority are mostly people who don’t know it. Or if they do, they sure as heck don’t advertise that they know…!
I am more and more aware, as Father has done more and more weeding in the patch of pride I have a tendency to cultivate (I heap manure on that one on a regular basis), how much currency we give notoriety in the west.