Everyday Acid Rain

A poem written during my days living on the coast of England in North Devon.    Little green trumpets multiply, stitching up the cracks of this Edwardian wall.   Its lopsided pasty stones huddle together like penguins as winter begins to whisper its name.   Their compression divides air from air, where sprinting sea currents … Continue reading Everyday Acid Rain

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The Little Girl in a Pink Skirt

I’d been waiting for over 40 minutes by the time I saw you at the bus station. Running out of Café Nero with my Americano and chocolate covered coffee beans, I’d hurried to the station at 2:00pm, on my way from Cheltenham back to southwest England. Now, you walk toward me, holding your daddy’s hand. … Continue reading The Little Girl in a Pink Skirt

India, England, and Back Again to Serve Slum Children

Named one of the 10 Paradises of the World, Kerala is known for its backwaters—lagoons and lakes linked by canals. This state in South India is Abey’s home. He returned to Lee Abbey Devon’s house team after feeling God leading him to a second year on the community in Devon, England. India is a democratic … Continue reading India, England, and Back Again to Serve Slum Children

Tasting Local: Food Sourcing at Lee Abbey

(Blog post written for Lee Abbey Devon) The word ‘health’ is derived from the same Indo-European root as ‘heal,’ ‘whole,’ and ‘holy’. “To be healthy is literally to be whole,” says Christian farmer and writer, Wendell Berry. He believes that our emotional, mental, and spiritual condition relates to that of the land, and on this … Continue reading Tasting Local: Food Sourcing at Lee Abbey