25 March 2013
A number of years ago we offered a bed to an American who was backpacking around Australia. Over dinner we shared stories of our lives and she talked about her family and life in America. Out came the few photos that she carried with her of loved ones so many miles away, and she reminisced of good and bad times.
04 February 2013
“Happy New Year” often seems like a trite expression or even a vain hope. Each year we seem to fall into Christmas glad the year has come to an end. Down-time between Christmas and New Year has us reflecting on the year past and making decisions for the one ahead, resulting in resolutions we hope will lead to a more satisfying year.
17 December 2012
One of the Sanders family Christmas traditions is to invite friends, strangers or others who do not have a place to be on Christmas day. One particular Christmas our son invited a Jewish friend to share her very first Christmas which she called the “Christian Celebration”.
03 December 2012
I am currently in NZ after having travelled from Christchurch to Dunedin and return, trying to dream up any good reason to move here on a permanent basis. This truly is God’s own country. The scenery is magnificent, the farms are so neat and prosperous looking, and the people are incredibly friendly. While in Dunedin we visited Lanarch Castle, set in 14 hectares of beautifully maintained traditional gardens situated high above Otago harbour. Taking in exquisite and dramatic views from every angle; it would be hard to imagine a more idyllic location.
25 June 2012
Your MOPS group started because someone had a dream, shared it, others caught the vision and the dream found its fulfillment.
When you consider the years of your group, think about the lives that have been touched, answers sought and delivered, friendships made, skills developed, fun had, you then start to understand the importance of a dream.