Each year I write a nativity play for church. I love it. I love the fact that I can write it specifically for us, using the people who are there and working with their particular strengths, and that we can, to some extent, pick up themes from the year and work them into the script… Continue reading The nativity is never finished….
One of my Facebook friends posted this poem the other day – it was wonderful to see it again. A way to live… Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. An all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally,… Continue reading A poem for advent
….not a phrase I ever thought I would write! “Networking” is one of those things we are supposed to do, and which makes me curl up inside! And then I have days like yesterday. First thing, a group of local clergy meet as we regularly do, to share breakfast and news. And we had a… Continue reading On loving networking…
It is one of the “double-think” times of the year; when my inside life and my outside life are in different time zones. Outside, the force of “it’s already Christmas” is getting too hard to resist without being so much of a killjoy that I would (quite rightly!) be excluded and cast out….so, at our… Continue reading It is yet Advent….
My feet are cold! I am sitting in my study, with the heating on as high as I can bear it, and it is working fine. But my feet are cold. I think there is a draft I cannot locate – except by my feet…. Tomorrow, I will bring in a blanket to wrap round… Continue reading Chilly feet as theological insight…
I’ve just told somebody I want to live in a hermitage. (The answer I received was “not much chance of that!”). But I’m feeling overwhelmed by words…words spoken, words heard, words read, words written (and then deleted; I am trying to write a sermon and it is not going well!!) And here are more. Listening… Continue reading On words, listening and trying to be still.
I am sitting typing this in front of a huge mirror! This is because I am a conference centre, being Very Important, and doing a Serious Task…and I have a little while off, and wanted to relax a bit. And the room which I have been allocated has one flat surface which will hold a… Continue reading On mirrors and seeing one another