I’ve just got my latest essay back, and it would be fair to say that I am disappointed with the mark. (as, it appears from the comments, is the marker….”this is elegantly written, but unfortunately I must give it a low mark”…) I have managed to write a history essay rather than a literary one,… Continue reading On reading the question….
“Keep a to-do list”, they said. “It will help you schedule things”, they said. “There is satisfaction in ticking things off”, they said. “It gives you a sense of control, and stops you worry about what you might be forgetting”, they said. So I have been doing, for a few months now. And this is… Continue reading It’s been a long time since I wrote about to-do lists…
“I’ve never actually managed to say that before” was a phrase I heard myself utter yesterday. Give the amount I talk, this was surprising, both to me and to the Esteemed Mentor to whom I was speaking! But it was also a helpful moment – finding the words to put around a “thing” that was… Continue reading Listening well
I’ve been a bit silent, I know. It was my post-Easter trip away. We went North, and it was wonderful – though my capacity to fall asleep every moment I sat down (or to have to struggle not to!) made me a less than ideal house-guest. Though, at least I was a quiet one! I… Continue reading
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….
Yesterday, I was privileged to lead prayers at an important meeting of a Significant Organisation of which I am a trustee. Today, I have been privileged to lead the cremation service and then the thanksgiving and memorial service for a lovely and well loved member of our fellowship. And around and through all of that,… Continue reading The Big Things
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…