I said something about decluttering for Lent, didn’t I? I guess the general report is that it is not going too well – but I’m sticking to the motto “bad prayer is good prayer” as a way of getting through this 🙂 But one thing I have noticed, looking at the clutter in my study… Continue reading Decluttering – sort of
“Belief is believing there is a God; faith is believing that God believes in you” This is from Denise Levertov and I have just read it on Jim Gordon’s blog ( http://livingwittily.typepad.com/ ) It is a wonderful one-liner, from a poet I am only just getting to know. Thanks Jim
I was well taught to love John Donne as a poet whose images transformed English poetry. His ideas and theology and celebration of being a human being in love are wonderful. I love the fact that he laughs about his own responses, and yet takes them seriously. And this one is just because….. To His… Continue reading A poem to fall in love to
Today, I have finished painting the outside of my mini beach-hut. It is almost dry. And it looks pretty good. Now I simply have to put it together. I’ve already done a dry-build…placed the various pieces together and taped them in place with masking tape to make sure it all fits. Which it does. The… Continue reading To glue or not to glue…..
Twenty years ago today, the Church of England ordained women to the priesthood for the first time. As I read somebody comment this morning, those of us in some of the Free Churches might want to say “what took you so long?”. Actually, I want to say “thank you”. Because if for no other reason… Continue reading The day I stopped being odd
So, yesterday, I escaped, by Grace and good people, the consequences of my diary-phobia. Today, I have faced and survived another fear; I read a map. Well, a diagram. Anything drawn in cartographic form fills me with dread. I cannot make the connection between what is on the paper and what the “real world” looks… Continue reading Success!
Ok, so…we are planning a day thingy. And we needed to come up with some dates for others to agree. So, we sat down and came up with a range of dates, and sent them out the wider group. In the goodness of Grace, Beloved Other is part of that wider group. Cue conversation; “Ruth,… Continue reading Diary-phobia