Cogitation 13 Saturday 28 March 2020 Individuals, families, communities and nations around the world are faced with battling Covid-19. We look for answers, relief, reprieve. We look for physical, emotional and spiritual healing. My spirit was lifted this week in hearing our friend Ellen Kraybill playing and singing online a hymn whose refrain is, "Healer … Continue reading Across time and space
Cogitation 12 Saturday 21 March 2020 Last week, this week, next week, people around the world are focused on combating the coronavirus-caused illness, Covid-19. It's an unsettling time, disruptive, risk to life and livelihood. During the week UK prime minister, Boris Johnson, announced that "Now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact with … Continue reading Fitting wobbly weeks together
Saturday 14 March 2020 Cogitation 11 Lay volunteers in Church of England congregations across the Diocese of Truro in Cornwall are annually recognized for outstanding service with the Cross of St Piran. On 7 March, we attended the first of two Cross of St Piran Thanksgiving Services, where, in the 3:30 service, 10 individuals received … Continue reading Go volunteers!
Saturday 7 March 2020 Cogitation 10 Loving and caring for the world we live in seems nigh hopeless. Still, for me, it's utterly doable. My motivation to love and care comes from the Christian perspective of creation. It's God's world. God's gift. God's desire that we live joyfully, gently, co-creatively on the earth. For that … Continue reading Big wellies to fill
29 February 2020 Cogitation 9 First off, if today is your birthday, Happy Leap Day Birthday! Imagine, 29 February created long ago just for you. I trust you've found old and new ways to make the most of your youthful years. Here's a Cornish language happy birthday greeting: Penn-bloedh lowen! Go 29! Featured image: Visiting … Continue reading It’s the weather, right?
2/22/2020 Cogitation 8 Air pollution, estimated to cause 40,000 early deaths a year in the UK, is coming in for mitigation in a crackdown on wood burners. News reports on Friday revealed the UK government is banning the sale of bagged coal and wet (unseasoned) wood for domestic use effective February 2021, with a prohibition … Continue reading Goodbye, coal and wood
Saturday 15 February 2020 Cornwall Cogitation 7 To leap across the pond takes some doing. Monday, the day before our departure from Elkhart County, Indiana to Cornwall County, England, I made coffee and sat down to finish the last chapters of a Daisy Dalrymple Mystery, Die Laughing, by Carola Dunn. It's the first of Dunn's … Continue reading Ready, Set, Wait . . .