The dead are always there, but the brightness of life obscures our perception of them. We don’t forget, but they are on the periphery of our consciousness – life takes our focus in so many other directions. But then darkness comes, and the dead come to mind. Memories arise again and again. In the darkness …

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Some things can’t be overcome or recovered from. Which runs counter to the preferred narrative of a victorious Christian life, or even the more general desire that a situation is returning to normal. There are situations that are never overcome; events from which we never recover. Instead the best outcome is that our lives incorporate …

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Tears may not fill ours eyes physically, but the sadness that abides provides an altered perspective that remains. Rather than a clouded vision there are things perceived that were always there, but never observed. I shall look at the world through tears. Perhaps I shall see things that dry-eyed I could not see. Nicholas Wolterstorff, …

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A friend of mine from Mount Gambier (Port MacDonnell, actually) was in the Christian Reformed Bookstore in Brisbane a week or two ago and text messaged me asking if I wanted anything. There’s really no quick way of knowing what’s exactly in that particular bookstore, so I passed on the opportunity. Upon his return he …

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