When Much-Loved Mentor died, it was decided that I would receive her papers to look through and see what might be written up as a result – and what ought to be archived and what could be shredded. This is a delight that awaits me. And I also received two of her Bibles. I have… Continue reading Ancient words…
I have spent a fascinating, stimulating and exhausting weekend visiting a church which is seeking a minister. I was made very welcome, and enjoyed my visit very much. The process is now that they will spend some time considering and reflecting, and have a church meeting in a week, at which they will decide whether… Continue reading On sitting very still….
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
Today, I got to watch “Whisky Galore” and call it work…. a few other things have happened as well, including a very useful meeting this morning, and a deacons meeting about to happen. But the highlight was definitely watching Whisky Galore. It was the entertainment at our lunch group, and was much appreciated. I had… Continue reading I get to do this and call it work…
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
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….
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.