A Tall And Ivory Tower
I’ve been working these past two days in my city job again, and then last night had a Q&A night. Questions folded up in a box and passed around. Some funny and others serious. It was an opportunity to talk about the culture that my young people are embedded in. One very honest question was as follows;

How are you meant to react when it seems like everyone around you is shutting you out and the only ones who love you are God and your family?

Afterwards, one of the students gave his testimony, and then we prayed. It was a simple night but it felt good and solid beneath my feet.

Then I went to meet the luscious Wendy because she was up from Hamiltron, collecting a TV and moving potplants for her crazy brother who was meant to come and have a coffee with us. He didn’t though, which I was sad about cos I was looking forward to seeing some more of his crazy martial arts moves! We just talked and enjoyed each others company.. and accompanied each other in our little stories.

I like her image of the campfire, and these amazing times when we get to be face to face is like Wendy bringing her logs to the fire, and me getting the marshmellows and the guitar, and we just bring our stories alongside each other, keeping one another more.

I miss my Dani girl. I miss Wendy and she’s only been gone for less than a day.

A Mid-Winter Hymn

Some glad morning when this life is o’er, I’ll fly away
To a home on God’s celestial shore, I’ll fly away
I’ll fly away, O glory, I’ll fly away
When I die hallelujah, by and by, I’ll fly away.

When the shadows of this life have gone, I’ll fly away
Like a bird from prison bars has flown, I’ll fly away…
I’ll fly away, O glory, I’ll fly away
When I die hallelujah, by and by, I’ll fly away.

Just a few more weary days and then, I’ll fly away
To a land where joys shall never end, I’ll fly away…
I’ll fly away, O glory, I’ll fly away
When I die hallelujah, by and by, I’ll fly away.

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