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 →

Community Snake

Signs of hope and building community We were quite intrigued to hear that a snake had been put in the wood where we regularly walk...I almost tried to find somewhere else to walk, as for a few seconds I wasn’t quite sure whether it was real and alive! When we came across Samson the snake,... Continue Reading →

Clapping for NHS Workers

Small things feel very moving at the moment...the solidarity around an appreciation for those who are working so hard, often in very difficult circumstances, was huge this evening. I’ve not seen people out of their homes, on their drives, for some time now...of course observing the physical distancing! We applaud you, and we thank you!

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 →

#MeToo

Is attraction beauty or is it more desire? Am I attractive due to my humour, care or kindness to others? Or is it more my hair, facial features, physique? Perhaps this all absent…. Sixteen year old me seeks to be noticed and known. Innocence affirmed, shown love rather than mere lust. Pure feelings which draw,... Continue Reading →

お箸

#698 #ohashi translates as #chopsticks and #bridge in #Japanese. I began the day listening to #bridgeovertroubledwater #forgrenfell and was thinking about what and who might act as a bridge in troubled times. This beautiful song encourages #hope and #solidarity and felt to me like an #actoflove - a #bridge in more ways than one!

Perseverance 

#483 My current knitting project has reminded me about #perseverance and #solidarity in the difficult times! I failed miserably with this pattern having to knit the same line seven times! Challenging tasks can be rewarding...hope that proves true here!

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 →

Beauty of relationship 

#354 I came across this bench randomly which seems to encompass the beauty of relationship as #togetherness, #stillness and #solidarity for me. It's a rare find, but a real treasure when you do find it!

#143 A family walk around #lanarkloch got me thinking about #solidarity. These trees stand alongside one another at all times, no matter what. There are a few people in my life for whom I am like a tree - planted alongside them, in solidarity, no matter what. I wonder whether I should be standing in... Continue Reading →

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