The level playing field.

Over the last few months as I listen to podcasts and youtube clips of politicians and communicators talk about racism and shootings and abuse in jails, the term ‘level playing field’ sometimes gets thrown about. That idea that, equality, is either, when everyone starts with a level playing field, or, some fairy-land ideal that ignores […]

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You take one breath. But that’s not enough. To stay alive you need to take another breath. and another, and another, until the repetitive in and out either makes you feel insane or you forget about it. It becomes second nature. You get thirsty, you drink. You get hungry, you eat. You get tired, you […]

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Jeremiah 2-4

I started drawing bits of the book of Jeremiah – part one is here. Theres parts of Jeremiah that keep repeating. God keeps making clear to his people his standards for their lives but also how much he is in love with them. It is also a book that clearly shows their and our complete lack […]

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A man at the door.

The kingdom of heaven is an old man who opens the door for you and asks you how you are going. He walks around the house offering lolly pops and if you are in his inner circle of friends you get chocolate or change for the washing machines. If you pursue friendship with him you […]

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What do you know of anything?

Sometimes it just hurts. Sometimes it just hurts so much that you can’t do anything other than hurt. I don’t have much memory of being in such pain. I know i have experienced it but most of it has been forgotten. Replaced by stories told by my parents of being burned or bitten or broken […]

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Never trust your tools.

The age old saying of ‘a workman never blames his tools’ I was once in Ukraine helping put together a little house for a friends camp for orphans. I had never really done anything like it before. Four men were letting us help. I had hammered in a few nails when I made a huge […]

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Prayer was all over today. I met a lot of people Including a conversation starting with “so you like Books?” We wrote a song. I cut a lot of onions. I lost a lot of ping pong. I made some laugh. I made some not cry. And some stared at my beard. I didn’t read much. […]

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