I penned the following post a few weeks ago (pre-blog-refresh) and popped it on Facebook; it’s published here now for posterity. ———— As one who prefers that the UK remains part of the EU, the disappointment of the referendum result has been compounded on a monthly basis by the inability of the government and those … Read moreBecause Jesus
I’m trying to wind myself up to vote in our local council elections today. As we’re about to – probably – leave the EU soon, and Westminster is paralysed, and Stormont has been suspended for over two years, it seems like local councillors are our only elected officials who can actually do stuff on our … Read moreVote Kind
I’ve been typing up random ponderings since starting ministry training at Edgehill Theological College way back in 2005. That was pre-facebook, pre-twitter, pre-pretty much everything social media. A blog was the only way to self-publish online apart from coding up your own website in HTML and CSS. Posts were much more frequent while I was … Read moreBlog Re-birthed
Kathryn recently wrote a reflection for a series of Lent devotionals produced by the Methodist Church in Ireland (you can subscribe to the Prayer Focus e-mail here). It was based on that day’s lectionary reading (Luke 4:1-13), which you can read here. Kathryn works part-time for the Home Mission Department as Project Worker, supporting the department … Read moreEat, Yell, Sleep, Repeat?
This article first appeared in the Lisburn & Dromore Circuit magazine, “The Light”, March 2019 edition. It introduces us to the six churches among whom we now live and work, and gives an update to readers of this blog who haven’t seen any news since some GDPR guidance nearly a year ago! ….. Hello, I’m … Read moreA Family of Paradoxes
I’ve been working on helping the Methodist Church in Ireland get ready for the General Data Protection Regulation. Here’s an article I wrote originally for the Methodist Newsletter… +++++++++++++++++++ If you subscribe to the Methodist Newsletter, there is probably a list somewhere – perhaps a scribbled note, maybe on a digital spreadsheet – with your … Read moreThe Gift of Knowledge
This morning, our local church expressed their thanks for our ministry amongst them over the last five years. It’s a bit of a weird transition – I’ve been on compassionate leave since Christmas, and the lovely Ruth Craig has been the minister since July, but we still live in Ballynahinch and consider the Methodist Church … Read moreA Word for Ballynahinch Methodist Church
We replaced our caravan this summer, and while there are times when I miss hotel holidays in the sun – remember when you used to bring a pile of books to read by the pool, and children were the amusing distractions belonging to other people? – I am very grateful to have this way of … Read moreA Caravanner’s Prayer
Earlier today I posted thirty-five tweets, telling our family’s story of the last seven months and saying thanks to lots of people. But not everyone is on Twitter, so here they are for your delectation in one post, thirty-five chunks of 140 characters or less (unless I’ve changed the Twitter handle to an organisation’s real … Read moreMyelodysplasia Thank Yous
This is a very different post to the one I’ve been dreading writing for the last few days. Many of you will have heard over the weekend, the devastating news that we expected our eldest son, Timothy, to be diagnosed today with leukaemia – it was just a question of which type. Since Saturday he … Read morePrayer Works, Keep Praying!