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
I’ve spent some time today getting ready for a memorial service tomorrow afternoon. Most of today’s preparation has been putting together a powerpoint of photos of M. She had lived a long time; there are a lot of photos. There are photos of her with her parents, her brothers, her friends, her cat…and doing things… Continue reading Celebrating a life and what has nourished it
I wear a lot of rings, and one of the ones that I wear all the time, I have recently had to take off. It is a very precious ring to me; I have had it many years, and it was given to me by somebody who matters. But sadly, it has broken; it is… Continue reading On not being important….
There are some days that are just hard work, and today was shaping up to be just that, for all sorts of reasons. And then there was a phone call which offered me a task I would love to do – and the offering of it also involves ceding the moral high ground to me,… Continue reading Tee-hee
It is a trivial event, but one that stays in my mind. I went on my monthly drive to Glastonbury on Friday, and part way up the road, there was a bump and I realised that there was a problem with the front left tyre. And I know I cannot change a tyre or mend… Continue reading Travelling mercies
I guess this is not really unexpected, because, come on, I am bound to be given books for Christmas. But one in particular this year has been sheer delight, and it is the Alexander McColl Smith book of photos of Edinburgh. I am loving this for all sorts of reasons; I love seeing pictures of… Continue reading Unexpected Christmas presents pt 3