Part one, part two. “This week we are considering the theme of marginalised people in our society because when we read Matthew 1 and the lineage of Jesus Christ, we see several women who are on the margins of Israel but at included for our benefit. Today we will consider […]
From fairies to castles, toilet rolls are so versatile! Elliot adored both of these crafts – for a non-crafty person like myself, toddler craft really is the sweet spot!
Living cross-culturally continues to have it’s surprises and tensions, 2 1/2 years in. Here are some moments that weren’t big enough for a post of their own. (Some others from around this time last year here.) One of the TAFES staff was explaining to us how some of the Associates […]
This week we are reflecting on the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1. On Monday we saw that in this chapter the way women are included is not normal, but God has done this to teach us something using people on the margins. Every society has a place of power […]
Blow it up and let it go, hold it while the air goes out of it, blow that air in each others’ faces, rub your hands on it and hear it squeak, throw it up in the air – this activity just kept on giving as Elliot worked out new […]
In the months before we publicly announced that we are moving on from St John’s University to work for TAFES, we had a number of meetings with our boss and people who have been mentors with us. We were very nervous because we knew they would be very disappointed, but […]
I have very enthusiastically been spruiking Anne Clements’ wonderful book ‘Mothers on the Margin?: The Significance of Women in Matthew’s Genealogy‘ after reading it earlier this year. I also chose to use it as a base for some talks for chapel which, as I was requested, I will be posting […]