So the hustle and bustle of Christmas is passed and I find myself in that curious period of in-between time that is the last week of December. As far as work goes things are very quiet, we had a service to prepare on the 28th, but other than that this week is an oasis of… Continue reading Ebb and Flow
It’s birthday time here at the curate-age. At least we are pretending it is. Number 3 child was born on December 25th 2006, this is a tricky one for any family, but for a clergy family it has added complications. So today is the ‘Birthday’. He is having a small party, lots of pressies (which… Continue reading Happy Unbirthday! What’s in a date?
This morning I went up to Church for Morning Prayer, when I arrived the man from Wessex Water was there – come to investigate a possible leak. As I made him a coffee conversation did its thing and shortly I found myself on that familiar territory I encounter so often when talking to folk from… Continue reading Water Man brings ideology
One of the great challenges of life, and Parish life is no different, is what I call ‘getting the balance right’. Whether it is balancing family and friends, work and socialising, or – as has been the case these past few weeks for me – Pastoral and Functional work. Let me Explain: Most ministers and… Continue reading Hitting the Scales
I just want to say, right here right now: “Thank You God”. This evening after Alpha as Kat and I were getting ready to go to bed, an envelope dropped through the door. In it was enough money to buy a better-than-replacement for our defunct Car. I will write more about this soon. But Thank… Continue reading Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou, Thankyou….
Amazing Grace – I found this looking for something on YouTube – Fantastic…
“What Time is it?” Eccles. (3:1-9) Goon Fans will see what I did there with that title, those who haven’t a clue should play this: I wonder what it is we most like about this time of year? For me Autumn is one of my favourite seasons, to misquote Louis Armstrong – I love the… Continue reading "What Time is it?" Eccles.