Prayerful Triduum Good Friday pilgrimage...still noticing signs of hope Welcoming the light A rare sight Peace in the distance The Peace Pagoda Trapped along the Gyosei Art Trail Simplicity Fear begins to fade New life blooms Spring lamb Bounding with joy Cool light of the evening Inquisitive Focusing on the local The beauty of birdsong... Continue Reading →
See what the light it doing…
I really enjoyed being part of this, and with a great conversation partner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2xqTC8dt1M Photography and Embodied Faith
Photographic Journal: March
Coffee break Winding roads Lone barn Negative space Prayer Birds Journalling Rare empty desk Fabulous book Steady growth Whiston Working day Yearning for Japan Spring is in the air Window light Serenity of swans Mandarin duck encounter Daffodils Tree cathedral Blooming blossom Anniversary potatoes Rectory garden Bloom Feeding time... Brave soul Sunset Blossom in the... Continue Reading →
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?
Remembering, Re-membered and Remembrance
Remembering This week I have been reminded of the importance of stopping and being attentive, noticing the echoes of God in the world around. The last few weeks have been somewhat hectic as I have tried to get settled into my new parishes, and get to know people, amidst the strange times of social distancing.... Continue Reading →
A blessed Holy Saturday in lockdown…
Whispers of the hope of Easter It has struck me over the Triduum (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday) that our emotions in this current state of lockdown are perhaps heightened to something more like that of the disciples as they watched Jesus, and all of their hopes, crucified all of those years ago.... Continue Reading →
...Mother, providing for the needs of her young... ...Rock or solid ground on which to depend... ...A glimpse of light amongst a sea of shadows. What images would you use to describe God?
Life and death…death and life
I've been thinking a lot about the way death is held and handled in the natural world, how different that may be to our various societal approaches to death, and possible reasons for this. It seems that life can flow through aspects of the natural world that have died and are decaying. New light can... Continue Reading →
The following was written as a response to accompanying someone in the last moments of their life. I have remembered it this week in response to leading an All Souls service where the veil between heaven and earth felt quite thin at times... Liminal space One meets another Heaven Earth Time Stillness Light Darkness Human... Continue Reading →
I've been reading The Lonely City, which has seemed apt to be reading in the week of World Mental Health Day on 10th October. How is it that the loneliest places can often be the busiest places, where people go virtually unnoticed? We live life so quickly that it is possible to avoid meaningful conversations with anyone when... Continue Reading →