I’ve just had a couple of days away, so that Beloved Other could attend a match without having to be away on his own overnight. It was fun; we settled ourselves in a chain hotel, after an easy train journey, then he went to the match while I got a lovely evening to myself, with… Continue reading In which we consider how to make it work….
I have just been reminded, reading a piece by somebody whom I hold in the highest esteem, of a moment some years ago when I was explaining a context that had hurt. The hurt was part of an ongoing experience of being female in a variety of places in which that was not always a… Continue reading Redemption comes, and it is a delight
It’s been quite a week! I am so grateful to everybody who has prayed, been skillful, cheered from the sidelines, offered wise and compassionate empathy (and distractions!) over the last few days. Things seem on an more even keel now, and I am particularly grateful to those who have given us space and… Continue reading Fragile strength
This came in the post the other day. I have long envied the one owned by Pioneering Friend – and admired her courage in certain of the situations in which she has worn it. So when the chance came to own my own, how could I resist? The wearing of it may be “interesting” –… Continue reading What does a preacher look like?
Today, I led Communion for the last time at the Big Church in the Smoke….it’s not the last communion service I will be present at, but given the pattern of our team preaching plan, I won’t be presiding again. I have loved presiding at the Table. It is one of the privileges that I treasure.… Continue reading At The Table
This turned up on Twitter the other day, and I ADORE it. It is by Brian Bilston
We are about to commemorate George Herbert, so what else am I going to post; it’s a loving and being loved kind of Lent! LoveIII Love bade me welcome. Yet my soul drew back Guilty of dust and sin. But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack From my first entrance in, Drew nearer to me,… Continue reading It’s poetry time again…