Whoops – seem to have gone quiet. I have also, for some unaccountable reason, fallen way behind on emails, having developed a very good habit this year of dealing with emails, and keeping my inbox at a manageable level. And my desk is a mess. And all the surfaces in my room are covered. In… Continue reading Nearly there
Trying to sort things out for tomorrow’s nativity, I have been interrupted twice on the phone. Delightfully. Firstly, a lady in her 90s, who attended this church during the war, and just wanted to say how happy her memories are of her time here – and since she rememebrs one of those who still attends,… Continue reading Things that make me smile!
Tonight is the Carol Celebration; always a big event, and as I type this, the choir is rehearsing with great vigour and tunefulness next door. Which means we are at that moment when nerves (well, mine at least) begin to get a liottle frayed. I know it will go well – it always does, and… Continue reading Here we go….
It is that odd time of Advent; it feels busy, but there are lulls, moments when there is nothing to do. Patient Colleague described it in staff meeting this morning, as “we have had to make a long to-do list, and now we are just working through it task by task.” And that’s about it.… Continue reading “It’s a busy time for you isn’t it….”
Today, we spent time with Herod. Not a comfortable Advent theme – but then, Advent is not about comfort. As usual, Patient Colleague preached extremly well, giving us ways of considering what it might look like to “take another way”. As one who is chronically lost, I feel some expertise in “taking another way”; indeed,… Continue reading Herod and Little Gidding
I have been wrapping presents today, in between feeling helpless, and reading some interesting theology. I hate wrapping presents; not that I hate giving presents – far from it. It’s just that they seem to to wriggle when I try to put paper round them, and in particular, when I try to sellotape it down.… Continue reading Gifts…
Tonight, I am going to see a play that is a take on a traditional Christmas entertainment – though, I am assured, not a normal version of it. It promises to be funny. I am looking forward to laughing, to have a silly time with Beloved Other, and to light-heartedness. The world is very dark… Continue reading Advent and giggles