Lent

Book Review: When God is Silent by Barbara Brown Taylor

This blog has been silent for a while for various reasons. Maybe it’s appropriate then, that the first post for a while is about silence. This is a review that I wrote for the Methodist Recorder which was published this week: When God Is Silent – Divine Language Beyond Words by Barbara Brown Taylor (Canterbury […]

Bowing Out for a Bit..

So I managed a couple of weeks of the Lent Challenge set by the House for All Sinners and Saints…but now I’m bowing out. I haven’t done any of the challenges this week and a family member is terminally ill so the rest of Lent is going to be spent supporting those we love. Apologies […]

Days 14-16 – Catching Up!

How are you getting on with the things that you have given up or taken up for Lent? Two-and-a-half weeks in, it’s a weird time – Lent feels like it’s been going on for ages, but it hasn’t really and we’re not even half way yet. There are three Lent challenges which I need to […]

Day 13: Read Psalm 139

This is a version of Psalm 139 from the Contemporary English Version of the Bible. God knows us better than we know ourselves, and has been with us right from the start of our lives. God knows all about us, but loves us anyway… You have looked deep into my heart, Lord, and you know […]

Day 12: Pray the paper

The latest challenge is to pray the paper – ie look through the national/local paper and pray for the issues you find. I was a bit rushed this morning (plumber, burial of ashes, and two meetings), but over breakfast I hit on an idea. Pray my Facebook timeline. It was easy to set up – […]

Day 11: Phone an old friend

Catching up with things after a full and busy weekend – a course, service prep, two Sunday services and some website training! Spoke to two good friends on the phone tonight. Both friends from ministerial training college. We bonded in our small college rooms over bad wine, chocolate and theological study. They are both amazing […]

Day 10: Buy a few $5 fast food gift cards to give to homeless people you encounter

Ok so I’m going to have to admit failure on this one. I’ve been on a course today, so no opportunity to go anywhere near     any fast food outlets. Also I’ve never noticed places like McD’s or Burger King selling gift cards, does that just happen in the States or  am I just being a […]