I wasn’t sure when I wrote “pt 1” that there would be a “pt 2” – but then there was a notification on messenger. We think we haven’t heard from him in about 30 years. But he was at school with Beloved Other, and when we met up (30 years ago!) he told me how… Continue reading Unexpected Christmas presents pt 2
There are moments when it just seems worthwhile. Moments, when for one reason or another, the stuff that makes up the bulk of day’s activities, and which can seem to achieve little or nothing suddenly comes into focus, and does appear to matter. I have been fortunate enough to have had one of these this… Continue reading Unexpected gifts pt 1
It wasn’t his fault; he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is one of our regular visitors; not particularly demanding, but not always easy to deal with. And it was a Tuesday morning, which is a morning when I am trying to get grips with both technology and catering –… Continue reading The doughnut of advent….
Today, I am struck deeply by the intractability of the material world; I’m having trouble with “stuff” – things keep falling over, breaking, getting in the way, generally not doing what I want them to do. People are ill, being hurt, not finding life easy….I am deeply reminded of Paul Jennings article “Resistentialism”, with its… Continue reading On the thingness of things…
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…