Friday, February 17, 2012


Blogging creates the most wonderful connections - you know that for yourselves and I've experienced it in many ways before, perhaps most surprisingly with my Californian friend Shelley, who 'bumped into' me on the internet whilst researching a French singer - it's a great story which we told here. Another one of these 'amazing' connections popped up towards the end of last year, and I'm partly writing this post to tell you about it, and partly in an attempt to re-connect with the person - I'm ashamed to say that when I changed email addresses I lost all the relevant emails and even her address!

So, this lady is Australian, and has a fantastic son called Tobias who is pictured above - along with the cute dog he has a cute little family and they are heading from Australia to Mozambique this year, to work as missionaries.

What made the connection is that Tobias draws the most incredible mazes - it's been a hobby since childhood and he's used it to explore spiritual ideas, as well as to pay homage to the very first maze - the Labyrinth of the Minotaur:

So when Tobias' mum was browsing my blog, she noticed a link to my old friend Rob's blog, and was unsurprisingly drawn to this post, where Rob writes about a worship labyrinth he created on Tynemouth beach.

Realising from my comment that I actually knew Rob in real life, she contacted me to see if I could put her in touch with him. She explained the maze connection and asked for our adresses, as she wanted to send us each a copy of Tobias' book!

How incredibly generous! And how I would like to get back in touch with her to tell her all about how Son 2 worked his way through the 'Simply Amazed' section for children and then tackled the 'Hardly Amazed' set of really, really tricky mazes, and even paid a teeny bit of attention to the spiritual content, and was genuinely interested in Tobias' call to work as a missionary...


But I can't, so, Rob, could you possibly pass on her contact details for me again please, or, if you are reading, LeAnne (have I spelt that right?) please do get back in touch again. We've been praying for you and for Tobias and his family, and I would love to get back in touch!


polkadotpeticoat said...

What an amazing story...the internet sometimes makes us a small world!

Floss said...

Good news - Rob has given me the email address! Thanks, Rob.

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Nice story. Glad Rob got the information to you.

June said...

How fantastic the web can be at times!

Fat Dormouse said...

This is to let you know that I’ve mentioned you on my Blog, as part of my being awarded a “Versatile Blogger” award. I know that you don’t do awards, and I can appreciate why...but I’d still like to acknowledge the fact that your blog is one that I visit regularly and enjoy reading. Thank you for that.