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Doing pre-natal care cross-culturally


Living cross-culturally leaves you vulnerable. You don’t know how to do all the ‘normal’ things or what the everyday procedures are. People laugh at you. They think you are stupid. Each new life experience brings this home in new ways. So doing the already vulnerable state of pregnancy cross-culturally is […]

A Fourth


We’re having another baby. Due early Feb 2016, while we’re on home assignment in Australia. We’ll return to Tanzania in mid-2016 as a family of four. We prayed with Elliot, ‘Dear Jesus, please give us a new person in our family’, and now we pray with him, ‘Dear Jesus, thank […]

Holiness For Ordinary People: book review


Arthur and I find ourselves in the Aussie reformed evangelical camp, but both of us have significant streams of influence from Holiness / Wesleyan / Methodist traditions from earlier in our lives. We’ve re-discovered these most recently by following Seedbed, which is how I picked up a copy of ‘Holiness […]

Mothers on the Margin 1: Bathsheba


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 […]