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Blogs about how we connect with God, planet and others


‘Go out and walk. That is the glory of life’ Maira Kalman. “If you seek creative ideas go walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.” Raymond I Myers   Derek Writes:   The glory of a walk For me, walking is less of a pastime […]

Walking back to happiness


‘No frontiers, no borders, no limits. You are the beautiful nomads. And our world is your playground’ Advert for Pullman Hotels ‘Now you are under a curse… you will be a restless wanderer on the earth’ Genesis 4:11-12 Derek writes: Dreaming the dream I have spent much of my adult […]

The Digital Nomad- no place to call home


“No man is an island, entire of itself…” John Dunne “Community is a sign that love is possible in a materialistic world where people so often either ignore or fight each other. It is a sign that we don’t need a lot of money to be happy-in fact, the opposite.” […]

Community and the Curse of Affluence



  ‘I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of’ Jesus Christ ‘Happiness means knowing how to limit some needs which only diminish us, and being open to the many different possibilities which life can offer.’ Pope Francis  Derek writes: […]

The Good Life


  ‘Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God, But only he who sees takes off his shoes…’ Elizabeth Barrett Browning ‘The human person grows more, matures more and is sanctified more to the extent that he or she enters into relationships, going out from themselves to […]

Connecting with God in creation


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There are three things that matter in property: location, location, location’ Lord Harold Samuel  “We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” Charles Kingsley Moving North Derek writes: It […]

Connection, connection, connection…



“Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce… marry and have sons and daughters… increase in number there… seek the peace and prosperity of the city… pray to the Lord for it because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” The Prophet Jeremiah writing to the […]

Getting connected: putting down roots


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‘I did not wish to live what was not life; living is so dear…. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life…” Henry David Thoreau  ‘Deep calls to deep in the roar of your waterfalls…’ Psalm 42:7  Derek writes: I love the Thoreau quote that […]

How deep was your day?


  Derek writes: It is impossible to live our lives without relying upon modern technology. Driving to the shops, phoning a friend, shopping on-line, watching TV, flying on holiday and a million other every-day activities all rely on technology that previous generations could never have imagined. But do we ever […]

Technology and living life at secondhand