A time to examine ourselves

Looking back and looking forwards This week marked the beginning of lent, that time where typically Christians enter into a time of self-examination and penitence. As I prepared for a short online Ash Wednesday service, I was reminded of how much we have all sacrificed over the last twelve months...when thinking about 'giving something up,'... Continue Reading →

The Kitchen Table

There I stood at the door unaware my presence was already known, confused that I was expected, yet basking in the scent of baking bread beckoning me home. The cooking pot on the stove was larger than I had ever seen, animatedly exhaling the scent of pure love, bowed adoration bubbling from within. The radio... Continue Reading →

Silent Ghosts

A ghost can be a wish, an intention to imitate or embellish Do you remember the time when people could be in places without thinking about spaces or covering their faces? When rooms were filled with laughter and light; when fights for rights were in plain sight of daylight because their right was our right!... Continue Reading →

‘Do whatever he tells you’

On the third Sunday of Epiphany our gospel reading is an account of the wedding in Cana. Mary, the mother of Jesus, as well as Jesus and his disciples, were present at the wedding...as were a number of other guests, yet the wine had run out. The wedding is centre stage for Jesus' first miracle.... Continue Reading →

Watching and waiting…

Today is the first Sunday of Advent...a time where we begin to watch and wait for the light and hope that the Christ-child brings as God with us. It's a time of anticipation and expectation; a time of journey with change around the corner...these themes seem to be important for such times as these. Watching... Continue Reading →

#BeautifulStories

This week I have been humbled and encouraged by the vast number of #BeautifulStories people have shared on Twitter. These are not just stories though; rather, they are testimonies to the ways in which God has created them, and how they have flourished once they realised that. “Be who God meant you to be and... Continue Reading →

Endings, Beginnings, Time Between…

In the spring, after being signed off as a curate and given permission to discern where God was calling me to next, my partner and I found ourselves driving round the villages of Yardley Hastings, Denton, Castle Ashby, Whiston and Grendon. This was surprising on a number of levels, not least because I had not... Continue Reading →

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