Yesterday I went to Salcey Forest to take part in a Forest Bathing workshop with Wilder Lives for the first time...and I loved it! Forest bathing We began by slowing down and looking at the wider forest. We looked at what drew our attention close by, and then in the middle distance before doing the... Continue Reading →
This weekend, as the Seventh Sunday of Easter, and the Sunday after Jesus' Ascension to the Father, the gospel passage takes us back to before Jesus was crucified, when he was interceding on behalf of the disciples to God the Father. His prayer for them is deeply moving, calling for their unity with God the... Continue Reading →
Following on from my Masters degree where I focused on using photography as a tool to explore matters of faith and belief, I embarked on a DTh in Practical Theology in September last year. My plan was to research the impact of visual story-telling within church contexts. This week I made a difficult decision to... Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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!
The Examen Prayer is an ancient way of meditating on the day or week that is past, and nurturing an attitude of gratitude for the blessings that God has granted, as well as acknowledging those people or situations that weigh heavily on our hearts. I invite you to find a comfortable place to sit, and... Continue Reading →
What better activity for a wet and dreary Saturday afternoon than to visit a Shinto Shrine? Having been in Tokyo for just a week, working through the jet lag for most of that, I was keen to get out and about. Slightly surprisingly, we weren't the only people who had this idea, and the weather... Continue Reading →