Joy Comes In The Morning

Without Good Friday, there can be no Easter Sunday. No empty tomb, no Resurrection, no Risen Christ. We can see this message play out in our own lives if we recognise it. Without darkness, suffering, pain, confusion, wilderness, exile, there can be no joy. The Christian joy is that we know the end of the [...]

Dying Traditions

I’ve recently been studying about the Catalan tradition of ‘La Castanyada’, which roughly translates as the ‘Chestnut Party’. I remember experiencing the festivities when I stayed with some Catalan friends a few years ago. What surprised me about La Castanyada was how hard the Catalan people are trying to preserve their tradition. It is very [...]