Hospitality Season

Hospitality Season

This has been the season of “hospitality” for Touchstone. The creating and receiving of hospitality among friends on retreats, in our home, on walks and golf games, memorial events and meals. Helping to create an atmosphere of hospitality for God among us has also been a key part of a rich recipe of nourishment and encouragement.

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“Today we have a blowout on Alleluias”

“Today we have a blowout on Alleluias”

 We weren’t in a Walmart. It was the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, the last Sunday before Lent, when the minister made this announcement. He emphasised that we were going to say and sing Alleluia in abundance that Sunday because they wouldn’t be in the liturgy again till Easter Sunday morning.  That’s six weeks of no alleluias – approximately the length of time Jesus spent in fasting and prayer in the desert as he began his ministry.

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Light in the Darkness

Light in the Darkness

It’s the last month of the year with the shortest days of the year. And yet it is a month of light, music, food and drink around social and religious gatherings –for those of us who are affluent or healthy enough to participate. 

It has been a terrific year for Susan and me as well as for Touchstone. Susan and I celebrated our 50th anniversary. Touchstone has widened its influence among the hundreds who are viewing, engaging and benefiting from our social media creations. 

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