Opening a Drying Spring of Water Supply

It was the beginning of the ’80s. The green mountainside farm in our valley was deceptive. Under the grass, the earth had become hard and dry. We had endured almost three years of drought. Our farmstead was supplied by water from a spring 300 yards or so in distance up the slope above our home. The piped supply ran down from a pool that was created by a low concrete wall under the shade of natural indigenous trees that occur in watercourses in the eastern parts of South Africa. Once you diverted for a spot like this on the landscape, you would be quick to discover a haven. Beautiful places they usually are, to escape the summer heat – where the lone walker and wildlife could shelter and drink to satisfy their thirst and enjoy the cool breeze.   The Faithful Spring of Years Was Running Dry. We had a…

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Finding Purpose in Isolation – COVID 19

Can There Be Purpose in Our Isolation During COVID 19?   As I write this I am aware that this COVID 19 that has brought on the lockdown situation and isolation…