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 →
Over Epiphanytide there is a custom to bless the home with a prayer and chalking in the year and initials of the wise men who journeyed over a long distance to meet the Christ-child. This custom is about welcoming the Christ-child and the unknown visitor into your home. Using the blessed chalk (I still have... Continue Reading →
New Years Eve
#522 #newyearseve encourages us to think about the previous year - #losses, #hurts and #pains inevitably form part of that picture for me, but there are also rich #blessings to focus on. In an effort to not let pain overshadow, nor to #losehope for 2017 when something goes wrong, I hold onto these blessings: an... Continue Reading →
#504 #day9 of #japantravels was spent in Shibuya and Ginza, shopping and catching up with family. I could have stayed in this particular place for hours though, watching people come and go - I love people watching! Today I #pray for all who passed through #shibuyacrossing - may they be blessed and know God's peace.... Continue Reading →
#464 At our #IHS gathering we prayed for those growing up and questioning their sexuality in the church; for #lgbt people who face sexual, physical and emotional #abuse because of their #sexuality; and for lgbt people exploring a #calltoordination who may struggle in the discernment process. May the Lord bless us and keep us, the... Continue Reading →
#408 A visit to #sandhurst today helped to give an idea of what #formation as a #militarychaplain or #padre would look like. As with so many aspects of #ordainedministry there is no way this would be possible without a #calling. Today I pray for all #ordinands and #curates as they #discern the #shapeoftheirministry, I #pray... Continue Reading →
Instruments of blessing
#389 #day7 of #placement is a day of preparation for Sunday services. I've been writing a #sermon about being #instrumentsofblessing especially on the #sabbathday #healingonthesabbath #luke13v10to17.
A new discovery!
#385 The real #highlight of #placement #day3 was a #farmvisit under the guise of #blessingthecombineharvester. The farmer took great time to show us and tell us about all that they grow, and the highs and lows of farming. I really felt like I was getting alongside people and finding out what is important to them,... Continue Reading →
#311 #leaversday at #riponcollegecuddesdon today with a #eucharist and a #blessing of ordination stoles. It was very emotional and yet fitting that these Godly people move on to flourish in #ordainedministry - go with our love and prayers!
Rainy days and Mondays
#306 Fabulous #rainydays...water is necessary for life: as a drink; as good for plants and crops; to cleanse; and to bless. Rejoice in the rainy days!