Our internet connection at work has been down all day today. So I have been offline until getting home this evening (late!) It has been an odd experience.To choose to be offline is a very relaxing thing (usually – though I notice a tendency to panic if I can’t see what’s waiting in the emails… Continue reading Out of touch!
I have come to the conclusion today, that there are too many people in the world. Actually, that’s not the conclusion I’ve come to at all; really what I realise is that I am tired, and that shows it itself in me just wanting to be on my own for a bit. None of which ∞
I’m enough of a minister to resist the thought (most of the time) that “numbers matter” – that killer mindset that equates success with the number of people who turn up to whatever it is I think I am doing. But I am also enough of a minister to want to know who I am… Continue reading Who?
“…gradually, all at once…” No, I don’t really know what, in its context, it meant (give me a break, it’s football) But I know what is means! I love it as a phrase. It says so much of what life feels like….
Not – today – TS Eliot’s line, but a quotation from Black Sabbath, which Beloved Other has just reminded me about. I am working on a sermon. Working very slowly and, I fear, unsatisfactorily. I am not an efficient sermon writer. I waffle and fluff about and don’t settle and come up with every excuse… Continue reading In my end is my beginning….
The piano in the room across the corridor from my study at work was being tuned today. It needs to be done, and I assume it was being done well. But it wasn’t fun – at least for me. There is nothing tuneful or harmonious about a piano being tuned, and there is no way… Continue reading Tuning the piano
I’ve spent some of this afternoon talking about the experience of being a “woman minister”. There’s an article that needs to be written about the history of women ministers among Baptists in the UK and the person writing it was asking me about some of the stuff I know, both as “one of them” and… Continue reading You mean you can hear me?