I’ve just had a couple of days away, so that Beloved Other could attend a match without having to be away on his own overnight. It was fun; we settled ourselves in a chain hotel, after an easy train journey, then he went to the match while I got a lovely evening to myself, with… Continue reading In which we consider how to make it work….
It’s been quite a week! I am so grateful to everybody who has prayed, been skillful, cheered from the sidelines, offered wise and compassionate empathy (and distractions!) over the last few days. Things seem on an more even keel now, and I am particularly grateful to those who have given us space and… Continue reading Fragile strength
This came in the post the other day. I have long envied the one owned by Pioneering Friend – and admired her courage in certain of the situations in which she has worn it. So when the chance came to own my own, how could I resist? The wearing of it may be “interesting” –… Continue reading What does a preacher look like?
Today, I led Communion for the last time at the Big Church in the Smoke….it’s not the last communion service I will be present at, but given the pattern of our team preaching plan, I won’t be presiding again. I have loved presiding at the Table. It is one of the privileges that I treasure.… Continue reading At The Table
We are about to commemorate George Herbert, so what else am I going to post; it’s a loving and being loved kind of Lent! LoveIII Love bade me welcome. Yet my soul drew back Guilty of dust and sin. But quick-eyed Love, observing me grow slack From my first entrance in, Drew nearer to me,… Continue reading It’s poetry time again…
Tuesdays are not the straightforward days of my week – it is our drop in, coffee, social time, games events, lunch club thingy, called Tues@Bloom. I currently act as host for this. Which is a way of saying, other people all the hard work – the cooking, the washing up, the managing the money etc,… Continue reading Tuesdays….
I’ve spent some time today getting ready for a memorial service tomorrow afternoon. Most of today’s preparation has been putting together a powerpoint of photos of M. She had lived a long time; there are a lot of photos. There are photos of her with her parents, her brothers, her friends, her cat…and doing things… Continue reading Celebrating a life and what has nourished it