Border Crossings

A very welcome pause

A very welcome pause

This morning, I was expecting to be at the Downing Centre, a court house complex in the centre of Sydney. I had been summoned, although not yet empanelled, for an 8 week criminal case.

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Fallow Time, Six Months On

Fallow Time, Six Months On

I returned from my sabbatical with a sense of entering into fallow time. Six months have now passed and what a gift this uncultivated time has been.

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Small Steps

Small Steps

On Tuesday evening 28 May 2019, my local council considered the following motion…

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Weeks 24, 25, and 26

Weeks 24, 25, and 26

Oh where have the days and weeks gone? How can one be so busy, so quickly after returning from sabbatical and not returning to paid full-time employment?

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Week 23: The Tree of Life

Week 23: The Tree of Life

I have now been “Home” for 10 weeks and during this time have been sitting with my sabbatical experience, talking and sharing with many people, seeking counsel and reflecting on how the Spirit is moving. The image that remains with me is that of a tree. A tree that is...

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Week 22: Margins or Fringes?

Week 22: Margins or Fringes?

For some years now, as many of you would be aware, I have I have been exploring and offering what I have been naming “Spiritual Direction / Spiritual Accompaniment in the Margins.”

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Week 21: What can I learn from the Kingfisher?

Week 21: What can I learn from the Kingfisher?

Yesterday I was invited by a friend to the Royal National Park south of Sydney for a bird watching outing.Although I have observed birds in various places over my life, I have never “gone bird watching” before.Yet, I was drawn to participate.

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Week 20: Stability

Week 20: Stability

As I walked around the corner in Cambridge, last November, I came across this fiddler, not only playing beautiful music but doing so as he danced and swayed in rhythm along the rope strung above the pavement.

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Week 18: Learning from an Apple Tree

Week 18: Learning from an Apple Tree

It is fascinating what images remain vivid as the day I encountered them, even as the weeks and months roll by. I was walking along one of the canals in Bristol and happened upon an apple tree.

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