From Sin to Pride…

Last weekend I watched Channel 4’s new five-part drama It’s a Sin and was incredibly moved by it - the emotion has really stayed with me throughout the week. The fact that the national response to AIDS was happening in my childhood was not lost on me, and I found myself looking on YouTube for... Continue Reading →

We’re in this together!

Sense of community! Loneliness and its effects upon individuals is always significant, but it feels like it is so much more at the moment. It seems to creep up in some way on most of my encounters and conversations. COVID-19 has had a significant impact on every aspect of our lives, and it can be... Continue Reading →

Images of Work

If you had to find an image for the work you do - whatever it is that preoccupies most of your time - what would it be? This is mine: Sometimes ministry can feel quite lonely so the lone dandelion represents it well. There are a number of other dandelions around, but actually I am... Continue Reading →

Left behind…

As autumn falls around me, I've been thinking about this idea of being left behind. I have had the great privilege of planning and leading two funerals this week, and have been reflecting on the differences in approach of each and the reasons for these aside from obvious character distinctions. This led me to further... Continue Reading →

Loneliness 

#475 I'm writing about #loneliness and #bereavement this week. Do we pull together as #community these days? Do we #surround those who are #grieving? When do we expect that they should have come to terms with their loss? Can you ever go back to normal after losing a loved one?

Loneliness…

#367 Today I went in search of Cuddesdon's #lonelytree and here it is! It seemed quite apt to post about it as I was thinking about future ministry as I walked wondering about the contrast of living in such a busy, vibrant community which #eatspraysandlaughs together compared with a #curacy which may well only involve... Continue Reading →

Food or Community

#273 What is more important? #food or #community (being with the other sheep)? Should food always be shared? If we shared more of what we have would we be happier? Does money always bring happiness? Does loneliness always lead to unhappiness?

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