Seeing you in a new year.

It’s time, not just another day but a time to ‘be’ on the move. I have been resting and rest-full, painting doors and savouring my afternoon naps.

But now, it is time! The occasion has arrived. Tomorrow we set off to Kingston SE and Robe, down the South East coast from Adelaide.

‘Driving’ and ‘fishing’ are ways we find refreshing. We love to refresh ourselves ‘in’ the ‘driving’ and the ‘arriving’. We have made it a habit to ‘see what’s around the corner’, heading to places we haven’t been to as an opportunity to see new and contemplative horizons.

I have learned over many years that, if I seek to refresh others, I too need refreshing.

Two thoughts that are important to me: Refreshing is vital and necessary as, in Parker Palmer’s words; teachers give out of ‘who’ they are. Secondly, a scripture I recall reads that ‘good teachers (and leaders) give out of things old and new’, that is, it is not enough to teach and lead in former ways.

Who we are to be with others moves, shifts, changes, and ‘opens’. We change, people change, as does the nature of our service.

In case you’re wondering: the fishing rods are packed.

Take care



2 thoughts on “Seeing you in a new year.

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  1. Powerful words on refreshing – thanks David. As with driving and fishing, a mountain hike does wonders for the soul too. My wife and I climbed to the top of the Pinnacle in the Grampian Mountains over December, and we thoroughly enjoyed that. Add that to your bucket list.
    Regards, Anton Visser

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