….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…
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
It’s been a tough few days for no reason other than my inner landscape decided that the best way to respond to various things happening around me (not even to me!) was by becoming marshy, driech and a slough of despond. It’ll be fine – as the Wise Woman said “All shall be well, and… Continue reading In which we are grateful….
I have 15103 words. This is a result! It is well within the tolerance levels, and it makes (better) sense. Even the footnotes are, to quote my Wonderful Current Supervisor, “cleaner” (this raises all sorts of interesting thoughts in my mind, which I am not going to pursue!) I have titles for my chapters, and… Continue reading Last Lap
This is what I have been sewing recently. I chose the kit some time ago, but it has felt like an act of hope and defiance to sew it over the last few weeks. In fact, I love it so much, I might be making it again (possibly in a variety of colours) to give… Continue reading Hope and defiance, in a little way
So, back in the day when I thought I could plan things, one of the intentions for the sabbatical was to think about evening services, and specifically, to learn a bit about what others are doing in the evenings. Therefore, I, completely unscientifically, contacted various friends with a short set of questions. And because I… Continue reading A Sabbatical is not a holiday….a task yet undone!