All posts tagged: wonder

Angels Dancing in the Darkness

I was asked by The Examiner Newspaper’s editor to select a ‘favourite’ column from all that I’ve written in 2013… a very difficult undertaking!  I chose this one because it encapsulates a profound experience that mingled intense difficulty with beauty, humanity with spirituality.  The ‘bad news’ you will read of is when we had our second miscarriage in six months.  The original publication date was April 15, 2013. We found ourselves alone in a little church on Stanley’s main street a few weeks back. It had started to rain and the little weatherboard church beckoned – I love the way many of the older churches remain unlocked during the day for people seeking solace. Or shelter. It has a spectacular stained glass window of the last supper that arrests your attention as you walk in. And there was red everywhere; velvet cushions on the pews, the patterned carpet, even the light seemed tinged with red. We had just received bad news, so we parked our behinds on a pew up the back thinking we would …