As Samwise said to Frodo, there is some good in the world. And it is worth fighting for. In the midst of what has ended up being a doubly challenging week, finding encouragement has been difficult and yet despite circumstances being difficult there has been good, been generosity. Today I experienced the kindness of friends and the kindness of strangers. It was highly appreciated that … Continue reading Encouraged by generosity.
Just before Christmas I was reflecting on youth workers and self- care. I was doing this because at the time I was and continue to do a days lecturing for a small group of new youthwork students on the EQUIP course in the north east on preparing them for vocational work with young people in the faith sector. Next week is the start of lent, … Continue reading 40 daily self-care tips for youthworkers & ministers during Lent.
The waiting is nearly over, for the lent sacrificers, if youve gaven up chocolate, booze or crisps, then your wait is nearly over. Tomorrow will arrive at the end of tonight and the wait is nearly over. The wait wasnt so time-defined on the day after that friday the first time. It wasnt Easter on that saturday because on that first Easter, nothing had yet … Continue reading No waiting on that first Saturday
Yesterday i took down a post, it wasnt meant to be overly negative, but on reflection it could have come across in that way, and so i took it down. Over the past 18 hours ive reflected on it, and if you were someone who read it i apologise. So instead of writing about what the church could give up in lent, ive reflected on … Continue reading 10 Gifts the church could give in Lent