It’s not the first time that the city I live in and love has been attacked – not even the first time since I have lived here. It’s not the worst attack we have ever experienced, and unless I had had the news on late last night, I would not have known about it, and… Continue reading Aftermath
Earlier this week, I went to have a very lovely medical technician do some very not-nice-but-quickly-over tests on me; nothing significant, just the sort of thing that is regularly done to make sure nothing nasty is happening without being noticed. I went because somebody else arranged it, and reminded me it was time. I went… Continue reading Almost unnoticed blessing
I have just returned from the last class of my final module of my MA. It’s by no means over yet; there is still an essay for this module to write, and then the dissertation, and that isn’t handed in until September. But still, it marks a staging post, and is just a moment to… Continue reading So fortunate….
I know it’s been quiet here for a day or two – but it isn’t that I am not being thankful! I had two days off last week, and I managed not to turn the computer on. This is a big thing. This means I went two days without dealing with email. This is a… Continue reading More thanks…
Today was Tuesday. Yes, I know that’s obvious, but here at The Place Where We Worship, Tuesdays have a very special identity. It’s the day we do Lunch. About 25-30 people gather for lunch – some coming early for coffee and games, many staying on later for games and coffee – and as well as… Continue reading Faithful service is an amazing gift…
Today was always going to be a challenging day. If you open the doors of a building in the centre of this city, some of the people who come in are not going to be easy. And to be able to live with that, and do it well, requires having people around who are unflappable,… Continue reading Gratitude in a difficult place
I looked across the coffee shop and I was sure that I could see a headless torso. Or perhaps, since nobody else seemed worried about it, a mannequin without a head. Then I put my glasses on, and saw that it was the hood of a buggy and the scrunched up blanket in the buggy.… Continue reading So what do I see?