I have been asked several times lately if I have a liturgy for the closure of a church building. In many traditions the prayer of closing a building is described as reconsecrating – in the Presbyterian tradition we only commission a building for a purpose and decommission it when the time comes for it to be moved on.
This does seem to be a season of moving on. The decline of many traditional expressions of church life has led to the letting go of church buildings. Continue reading
I’ve been experimenting with light… the backdrop is perfect!
Just playing with my new phone…
We arrived at Totara Valley to find that the old tree on the neighbouring property that we considered ‘ours’ had been blown over… apparently there had once been four or five of these black poplars… the landscape is still beautiful but we miss the tree that helped define it.
I was so fortunate to be able to commission a painting by a young Wellington artist – Jessie Boston, as a gift for Anne on her birthday last week… it is a beauty. I love Jessie’s ability to minimalise with a touch of quirkiness and come up with such a great result. Awesome. Check out Jessie’s art on http://jessiebostonartanddesign.wordpress.com/
racy mowers at Totara Valley
Here we are with our new flash red machines… we’ve halved the lawn-mowing time to one and a half hours by having two! Cheaper than a year’s gym membership for the next two years! (Not as many mirrors though!)