Category Archives: Australia and New Zealand Adventure

SO MUCH THE SAME . . .

SO MUCH THE SAME . . . . One bit of self discipline for this trip was to not say “This is just like home …..” I started to so often. “We have forests and mountains and volcanoes, salve and … Continue reading

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NEW SOUNDS

NEW SOUNDS Sunday morning was filled with an intense conversation going on all around the meetinghouse outside Sydney on a couple acre site adjacent to a major park, all with native forest. This morning, as the light begins to appear … Continue reading

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New sounds

NEW SOUNDS Sunday morning was filled with an intense conversation going on all around the meetinghouse outside Sydney on a couple acre site adjacent to a major park, all with native forest. This morning, as the light begins to appear … Continue reading

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Thank you!

Monday night was when I gave the Backhouse Lecture.  Friends gathered with me in worship beforehand to help me center and I have felt quite upheld here all week. The talk went quite differently than what you heard — this … Continue reading

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The Roaring Forties

We are definitely in the “roaring forties” as the wind whips the trees around amid a glorious sunrise. Our room overlooks Mt Wellington, a 6,000 foot peak that dominates the landscape (think of it being in Gresham). The clouds are … Continue reading

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Glimpses

ISTANBUL June 21, information pills 2016 At the airport in Istanbul listening to a player piano. Some passersby are intrigued by it and taking pictures. Many folk in white robes and head covering, shop perhaps heading t o Mecca. Many … Continue reading

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Brexit and all that

June 19, dosage 2016 Only slowly realizing how much flooding there has been in the past couple days.  Woodbrooke had about 6 inches or so in the basement and set up a bucket brigade to get most of it out.  … Continue reading

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Departure

As many Friends know, I find it daunting and well as exciting to be setting forth on this adventure to new lands. The proverbial shoes to fill are huge when I look at the list of previous Backhouse Lecturers on … Continue reading

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