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!
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 →
An Altar in your World…
“Whoever you are, you are human. Wherever you are, you live in the world, which is just waiting for you to notice the holiness in it.”Barbara Brown Taylor: An Altar in the World 'Let my prayer rise before you as incense, the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice. Psalm 141' Inspired by... Continue Reading →
The Ritual of the Eucharist
In preparation for a Quiet Day I am leading on Contemplative Photography at Launde Abbey I asked a colleague whether they would mind me photographing them as they celebrated the Eucharist. Whilst it seems a strange request, I wanted to have a visual backdrop which allows for the opportunity to almost freeze the moment...what I... Continue Reading →
#372 #eveningprayer "That this evening may be holy, good and peaceful,let us pray with one heart and mind." Praying for all those who I have met and spoken with today. #prayerrequests?
Fishing or pilgrimage?
#365 As I confronted my desire for solitude and disappointment with the huge numbers of people flocking onto #lindisfarne #holyisland I was reminded of Jesus' promise to make his disciples #fishersofmen whilst looking out at a small fishing boat. It made me think about marketisation of places of pilgrimage and whether it is a good... Continue Reading →