I have spent a great deal of time thinking about the ways in which difference is held together in Japan, and the Japanese understanding of beauty and stillness. I have been struck by the number of people from other lands who have made Japan their home for so many years, as well as reflecting on... Continue Reading →
Ordination part 1
#695 The first #ordinationceremony of #petertide - it was a #joy and #privilege to see these beautiful people ordained #deacon! #prayers for all who are recently ordained, and those preparing for ordination over the coming week.
1000 Cranes of Happiness
#503 #day8 of #japantravels was our final day in Hiroshima so we went to the #peacepark and #peacemuseum. There is so much to take from this but a theme of #athousandcranesofhappiness ran throughout. A schoolgirl had heard about the idea and had put all of her efforts into making origami cranes as prayers for her... Continue Reading →
Sunset on the college term
#492 #sunset on another #michaelmasterm at #riponcollegecuddesdon Prayers for those working to meet deadlines, #safetravels and for #rest and #recuperation for all of my colleagues as we take space to process all that has happened over this last term. Amen.
#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!
#81 #prayers for all who have lost a baby, that they would be comforted by God, know his love, care and compassion for our suffering. #babyloss
#56 #newbeginnings - My first day at theological college is finally here! New beginnings always come with a mixed set of emotions: nerves, excitement and disbelief are just some of the things that I have been feeling today. Yet I also find it an immense privilege to have the opportunity to study about, and eventually... Continue Reading →
#46 Today I took myself off for #sabbath time…time to rest and not work, read, do housework, but just be alone with my thoughts and #prayers. I ended up walking for two and a half hours!! As I was walking, the wind was pleasant, but all around me. I was reminded of a time when... Continue Reading →