This Lent, Consider God’s Creation

Photo by Clive Calver

by Alexei LaushkinThe disciplines of Lent are meant to shake us up from our regular routine and open up some space for God to work. Lent is a season of self-account and renewed depth.Lent reminds us that man does not live on bread alone, things alone, conveniences alone, wants alone, but on every word that comes from above. Lent is supposed to re-orient us towards God’s life giving ability, and away from the things that normally sustain us or give us comfort.When we rediscover the j … [Read more...]

Advent in Malawi

Photo by Clive Mear

We were in Malawi. It was a warm day in June when we arrived in Fombe village in the Shire river valley. Though this was a river valley there was no running waters or tributaries in this village.We approached a home where a mother of four was busy preparing her family’s daily meal. She cooked over a large open air fire just to the right of her home. We approached and setup a meeting spot to conduct our interview.I’ll never forget asking her to show us her nighttime light source. She came … [Read more...]


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