Being & Doing

This is my very favourite blog. I wrote it while spending several weeks in Warburton Community, in the Gibson Desert of Western Australia, in April 2010. When I re-read this essay it nourishes me; and if there is truth here then the credit belongs with the Ngaanyatjarra Church, from whom I feel I have learned a great deal during our fairly long friendship.

Dumbstruck

This blog belongs on my favourite list because it describes the most extraordinary day I can remember.

Things Collapsible

This blog attracted a great deal of comment, especially in the community of people with odd medical conditions like mine.  I think it touches on some common experiences.

KBO

“KBO” – it’s a great motto.

Best Girl

Of course!

The Carpenter

This blog works; it expresses themes close to my heart, and it’s one I think back to now and then.

Guiding Star

A  record of a good adventure!  There was a lot to tell.

The Gift of Losing Things

This was an important, emotional and thoughtful post.  A fair bit of work had to be done – one way and another – to get these thoughts in order.

5 Responses to “My Favourite Posts”


  1. 1 Don Warren September 4, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    Hi Rod,
    I have enjoyed reading your latest blogs. They are wonderful and certainly minister to me. I’m sure others are thanking the Lord and you for them. And for the faith and hope and patience that are shining through. Yes, there are great mysteries and that’s where the rubber hits the road. Seems you are finding the medical people to be mysteries also. These days they are very unwilling to commit themselves to any opinion that is too definite. So different from our God and His com- mitment to His people. And with the apostle Paul we can humbly testify that we have ‘found (are finding) the secret of being content in any and every situation'(Phil. 4:12)

  2. 2 roderickmallen September 4, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Yes Don, and we can indeed do “all things”, though maybe not all the things we had imagined.

    Good to hear from you,
    R.

  3. 3 Jorge October 3, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Hi Rod,
    I have enjoyed reading your latest blogs. They are wonderful and certainly minister to me. I’m sure others are thanking the Lord and you for them. And for the faith and hope and patience that are shining through. Yes, there are great mysteries and that’s where the rubber hits the road. Seems you are finding the medical people to be mysteries also. These days they are very unwilling to commit themselves to any opinion that is too definite. So different from our God and His com- mitment to His people. And with the apostle Paul we can humbly testify that we have ‘found (are finding) the secret of being content in any and every situation’(Phil. 4:12)

    +1

  4. 4 roderickmallen October 5, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Hello Jorge, thanks for your reply!
    The “secret of contentment” is ellusive, it’s always there for us to discover, and always a little hidden as well. Great joy in the search.
    Regards,
    Roderick.


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