Advent 2

In the second week of our photography challenge I was aiming to see the world through God's lens - I often try this prayerfully, and get captivated by small details, rather than overly concerned with aspects which frustrate or dishearten me...my heart has been absolutely gladdened by the simple things this week!

Advent 1

These photographs represent the first week of our Advent Photography Challenge - where is God in these photographs? Where is the anticipation of Advent? What words do they make you think of?

#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 →

Holy Ground

This is Holy Ground I came across this sign whilst walking near a memorial in a local park...it made me wonder, what is more holy about the ground where we memorialise compared with the ground which we tread each day...? Last summer I went to a conference for people from a more catholic tradition who... Continue Reading →

Just a Cup

https://youtu.be/_LOv1bRoaVY A few thoughts/theological reflections around 'cup' This is a piece of spoken word I wrote a few years ago in anticipation of being ordained priest - I'm using it to help reflect on the elements of bread and wine within Spirit Space today, so this is a bit of a sneak preview!

Julian of Norwich: lesser festival

Mother Julian A lesser festival today, but a festival nevertheless. To remember Julian of Norwich, a spiritual writer and revolutionary woman of her time, Mother Julian (the tortoise) came out of her enclosure for the day. Julian of Norwich used to open her window and offer spiritual guidance to those who sought it; she continues... Continue Reading →

Broken beauty

Broken... I had a really interesting discussion around beauty recently. It's something that I often wonder about, with regards to photography. I find it so much easier to 'receive' photographs in the natural environment, and find myself feeling less inspired in urban areas. I think so much of this is down to perceptions of beauty...yet... Continue Reading →

The Bread of Love

The Old Testament reading for Morning Prayer today was about God providing manna for the Israelites in the wilderness. We are also going to be thinking about the road to Emmaus on Sunday. These two pieces of scripture originally sparked me to write this, but I've put some photographs round it now...a bit of a... Continue Reading →

#Grateful…

Grateful for tea! For some reason today has been difficult...I feel like I'm really struggling with aspects of the lockdown, and trying to work as normal. I think this is inevitable, it perhaps just hit me later than it has others. I also think that's what prayer is about; owning how we feel in this... Continue Reading →

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