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 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/
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!)