Shall we be friends?

Calling - Being and doing - Image (c) Lancia E. Smith

Calling – being before doing

Calling. This is a term we hear used a lot these days in Christian circles, in artist circles, and even in political circles. We use the term widely and loosely …

To honour two Mamas

I wrote this a few years ago but I would like to share it again. This is a very personal piece for me and it remains as true today for …
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Author Kirk Manton on The Grace of Rain

Kirk Manton and I have been friends for a decade. We are both privileged to serve on staff with the C.S. Lewis Foundation. We have looked “along the beam,” as …

Preparing for Oxbridge 2017 – come join us!

 Preparing for Oxbridge 2017 before you go will not only make your experience there better, it will also be fun along the way and expand your trip before you even go! You can read or explore more about 2011 here and here. You can read more about 2014 here and see the gallery here. 

Resurrection Sunday – He is Risen!

On a Sunday morning nearly two millennia ago history and the very fibre of reality were changed permanently. Death – the terrible finality of every person born – was defeated. …

Aslan is on the Move!

 “They say Aslan is on the move—perhaps he has already landed,” [said Beaver]. And now a very curious thing happened. None of the children knew who Aslan was any more …

I will do something new!

by Lancia E. Smith for The Cultivating Project  The year 2016 has passed silently now into history and overnight a new year has been born. 2017. Just to say it …
Sally Clarkson laughing - Hutchmoot 2016 - Image (c) Lancia E. Smith

Hutchmoot!

by Lancia E. Smith ~ Some of you Cultivating readers are already well-versed in Hutchmoot and you need no introduction from me. Some of you, in fact, have been a …

Sometimes this is what Hope looks like

by Lancia E. Smith Funny how a single phone call can stop you in your tracks instantly crumbling the edifice of how you define reality. In a second, life sustaining …
Curate

Curate as a path to curing our ache

While we often understand the word curate to mean to acquire, organize, and manage a collection, the medieval latin roots of the word meant to take care of, to cure. …

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