Looking backward, moving forward

Well, Happy New Year to everyone.

A time to reflect on the past year – highs and lows – to thank God for them all, to learn from them and move on.


Boys gathered around a smokey campfire toasting marshmallows in the darkso many highs, most of them resulting from the wonderful visitors with whom we have been so fortunate to share Shallowford. Thank you to them all for coming to share with us.

one or two lows as people who have contributed and loved Shallowford have died. Yet we can but celebrate as they are now praising in Heaven. Thank you for all they shared.

Mother and son pourong over a stream sampling traywe have learnt so much, to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us, to recognize the hidden gifts in those who think they have none, to love every sort of person, to listen and to adapt. Thanks you for teaching us.

Young peolpe climbing the sprawling willow in the wet woodlandwhat does the year hold? Only He knows but it is looking exciting with all the groups planned into the calendar and the architects busy. We can only hold His hand and walk forward knowing that He is in charge.  Thank you.

(Thank you Robert for the title!)

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