I kept seeing Wendell Berry and his novel Jayber Crow mentioned in various ways, so now I’ve got a copy. How could I not be attracted to the fictional autobiography of someone who departs from their plan to be a minister to become a barber instead?

There’s no wastage in God’s economy. Even in the spreading ripples of sadness and loss God is making all things new. From Andrew Peterson: With each successive moment, by the unfolding of time, Christ’s creative Word continues its pronouncement that he is king of it all. The Word keeps speaking, and the universe whirls on. …

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It may appear the enforced separations and periods of isolation of the last two years would be an introvert’s dream. But it has not proven so. Whereas intentional withdrawal provides refreshment and energisation, isolation fuels anxiety and drains emotional and physical energy. Being alone bears its positive fruit when it is a choice. And when …

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A great joy tonight to join with part of our family as they had a meal in their new home. Helping them move into a house a few days ago; perceiving tonight that with their presence the empty house has already become a home. From Andrew Peterson: What makes a house meaningful is the stories …

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