• Learning to live again…

    Well, here we are in Melbourne, Australia, after 112+ days of living through Stages 3 and 4 lockdown and as restrictions are gradually lifting, we can now emerge and begin to live again. Sounds rather dramatic, does it not? Quite possibly, for what we all need to realize is that we have not lived through […]

  • A wedding in isolation

    While not for one moment disparaging an ongoing need for personal care in social and physical isolating, I will confess to having just enjoyed the best weekend ever! Our family has a tradition of going away together every year on the Queen’s Birthday weekend. And despite our venue having been booked some time ago (and […]

  • Beating isolation: Social media throws a lifeline to secret believers

    You are probably experiencing isolation in a new way this year. Coronavirus has had a widespread impact on all of our lives. Churches have closed. Families can’t gather together for special occasions – or even everyday occasions. Whether or not your life was usually very busy, it’s likely that your experience of Christian community has […]

  • Living in isolation: is this really like living through a time of war?

    As our days of living in isolation have stretched into weeks and months, three events have occurred, prompting me to think about if and/or how our current situation may be analogous to living through a time of war. And, and how we will remember this time in the future? But for today, how can we […]

  • Zooming in on Communion

    I am guessing that if you are part of a larger community of faith, then church services will be live-streamed for you to watch from the comfort (and restriction) of home. And for many of us in smaller communities of faith, then ‘coming together’ via a ‘zoom’ computer connection is another way of meeting together […]

  • May you be richly blessed in ‘iso.’

    In case you haven’t guessed yet, in our strange new world, ‘iso’ simply means ‘isolation!’ For us, in isolation at home, how do we entertain our (now) big, boisterous and lovable adolescent chocolate Lab x Pointer dog who is so sociable that he wants to get out, greet, play with and lick to bits every […]