Author Archives: Spirit Moments

Reflections on a Hillside

“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, Bless them that curse you, Do good to them that hate you, and Pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.” Following Jesus often sounds foolish and foolhardy in the … Continue reading

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Reflections in a Flower Field

‘If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, “Be uprooted and planted in the sea”, and it would obey you.’ I often wish I had that kind of faith.What works of … Continue reading

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Reflections by the Forest Floor

“For the children of this age are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than are the children of light.” Honor among thieves. Even they look after their own, sometimes better than the children of light do. But they … Continue reading

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Reflections by the Ocean

The souls of men seem to be “in sin and error pining”.All hopes are dashed into fears.We are all longing for peace.There was a man who understood our sinfulness.In fact, he took our sins unto himself and calmed the storms.When … Continue reading

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Reflections by a Lake

Money once spent or lost can be earned or found again.On the other hand, time – once spent or lost – is gone forever.Therefore, time is more valuable than money, or even silver or gold. One needs money to buy … Continue reading

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And Then There Were Four

In the beginning we just had the yellow-orange hibiscus (gumamela). And then as the pandemic locked us in, we now have four kinds: yellow-orange, flaming red, old rose, and pure white. And then, there are four mothers in our family:¬†Anabelle, … Continue reading

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Out of the Darkness, Light

Today is officially the end of the Christmas season. We have welcomed the coming of the Child who has brought us goodness and light. Wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid down in a manger. The Word made flesh. The same … Continue reading

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On Being A Father

Now more than ever, we need fathers who can raise children who would dream of goodness, kindness, love, compassion, integrity, a passion for justice. Then, we shall see the birth of the new normal.

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A Joyful Sad Christmas

Anabelle and I spent many joyous Christmases in this house. Christmas is a time for joy for many people. Gift-giving, often lavish and extravagant, helps to make the season bright. Yet, the first Christmas was very simple and literally poor. … Continue reading

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The New Day Dawns

It’s Christmas Eve and tomorrow the new day dawns. For the first time in my life, I am missing all the joy and excitement I have always associated with Christmas. I can still see all the hustle and bustle of … Continue reading

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