I’m in a period of grieving and mourning and I came across this in Celtic Daily Prayer vol 2. I think it could be adapted for use in a corporate service such as All Souls too: Into My Grieving I weave the strength of the Father. Into my grieving I weave the compassion of the […]Read Full Blog Post
Internal peace is a little hard to come by at present for me, and so I loved this when I came across it as there is a peace in nature, and in letting go, that is helpful The Peace of Wild Things BY WENDELL BERRY When despair for the world grows in me and I […]Read Full Blog Post
Learning & discomfort
In terms of how I’m made and wired, I am definitely a pioneer. My pioneer selection process discerned that I had been starting new things, doing things in new ways, or doing things that weren’t supposed to be possible, for most of my life. And whilst I love that and enjoy it hugely, it […]Read Full Blog Post
Often in times of trouble, the Psalms completely kill it in terms of expressing how we feel but somewhat guiltily – we often don’t find it easy to express all the negativity that comes with pain. The Psalms truly strip back any polite veneer and share the raw pain and confusion of betrayal, vengeance and […]Read Full Blog Post
May cause offense/should cause offence?
I’ve been thinking about this for a while and it hasn’t gone away so maybe it’s worth sharing. It could be offensive to anyone of a catholic persuasion, and it could be offensive and triggering for anyone who has been abused. So I apologise as it is not my purpose to be offensive but to […]Read Full Blog Post
Life is hard at present and much of it is not really material for public sharing, so I haven’t been in a place for blogging. However I recently came across a monastic guy called Roland Walls and some of his writings, (via Vol 2 of Celtic Daily Prayer) and have found them soothing and enticing […]Read Full Blog Post
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-34798598 Great storytelling, if devastating, from the BBC using pictures of people’s hand to illustrate the stories of people made redundant from the Redcar steel works closure, and how this is impacting them. Beautiful and dignified recognition of human worth. May God bless them.Read Full Blog Post
I gave a talk about anger around a month ago to a women’s group and it has generated a large response – mostly positive, (ironically some extremely negative and angry!). In the talk, we discussed how we had been encouraged to deal with anger as children, and how girls and women are often discouraged from […]Read Full Blog Post
There is so much change in life at present, it’s hard to compute or even keep up. The sense of conscious incompetence is almost overwhelming. It’s tiring! Trying to hold onto the timeless, changeless stability of God, whilst looking for glimpses of him at work in the newness is interesting! Some of Walter Brueggemann’s poems […]Read Full Blog Post
What does it mean to be God’s people?
YEsterday a lot of trainee Baptist ministers came to visit the Upper Room from a residential week where they were focusing on pioneering and new forms of church. We talked about what the scripture says about being God’s people and how what we know we are doing represents God and his priorities, what are the […]Read Full Blog Post