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Developing our sense of place and loving where we live.

As often as I can I slip away. Away from the busyness of PhDs and parenting, away to the sea. Down through the culvert under the railway line, which fills with a roar when the trains pass, down to the edge of the ocean. Continue reading

Wings fit for purpose

There are many seasons in life.  Sometimes they can be trying but we can be encouraged as Christians that God has His hand on all things.  I believe we can take great encouragement from the life lessons demonstrated in nature…

I once read that as a butterfly readies to leave the cocoon it wriggles and writhes, struggling to break free. This battle can last several days. During this time its ceaseless motion encourages blood flow and flexes muscles in the newly formed wings. At the appointed time the struggle ends. The butterfly emerges and flutters away. The relentless battle produced wings fit for purpose. Not only that but the time spent in the cocoon was a time of maturing and change. The caterpillar was transformed into the adult butterfly – a symbol of beauty. Continue reading