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Amazing grace

Lawson is in transition. After years of waiting, the Roads and Traffic Authority is set to widen the highway which runs through our town. It's causing all sorts of stress as the historically minded fight to keep heritage and others just want to see old dilapidated buildings replaced with sparkling new replicas.

The Baptist Church and Tahlia the house next door were wooden buildings that could be moved to make room for the 4 lane road. They have been moved and wonderfully restored.

Words to walk with:
We sang this beautiful hymn of restoration by John Newton at the funeral of a dear old friend recently.
"Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found,
Was blind, but now, I see.

T'was Grace that taught
my heart to fear.
And Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear
the hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
we have already come.
T'was Grace that brought us safe thus far
and Grace will lead us home.


  1. The concept of "grace" has a tough passage in our world at the moment. So many people, old and young, are ready to stand up for their rights; they are ready with a firm opinion. However, that delicate grace is missing. They prefer to talk than to listen. They prefer to emote than to respond. They prefer society rather than solitude. They prefer action to thought.

    I like old weatherboard houses but do acknowledge that up your way they are prone to summer fires and winter cold.

    Stoll beautiful to the eye, though.


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