On words, listening and trying to be still.

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.

Sharing news…or not…

We hadn’t seen one another for ages, and just met by chance. There was time, so we adjourned to a coffee shop to catch up. She had lots to tell me, since much had happened. I had lots to tell her, because my life has been “interesting” recently. We both talked a lot. I admired… Continue reading Sharing news…or not…

In which we consider what matters…

There are days when I wonder if what I am doing matters…I guess we all have days like that! But there are particular days and particular activities that make me wonder it more. I don’t have an answer to it – no way of “measuring” effectiveness or worth, no level of judgement to will mean… Continue reading In which we consider what matters…

Safely outside the comfort zone…

I’m writing this as I sit at our reception desk in Worshipping Space in the middle of The Big City. I am here, unusually, so that Esteemed Colleagues and Wondrous Volunteer can go and have a conversation. It feels good to have enabled this, though it is possibly one of the roles in this community… Continue reading Safely outside the comfort zone…