Friday, 27 January 2017


A graceful play of beauty and horror,
is the form and function of a well balanced blade.

and if "The pen is mightier than the sword"
...then by The Spirit is the Word delivered.

When I was very ill,   I had fallen under a fearful spell of silence.  
I thought it was terrible to judge and attempt to discern anything. 
I had seen too much, and felt impotent to do anything about it.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Blue Bird (a song of love)

Chickadee in Winter (Eurasian Blue Tit)

The glory of the Heavens,
and the praise of the Earth,
As the trees raise their hands in the morning.

To witness this union is enough for me,
to remember and seek my God.



Sunday, 1 January 2017

Exhortation to Prayer and a Happy New Year!

"You're doin it wrong!" 

If you're like me you tend to contemplate the Pros and Cons of everything, to almost unhealthy proportions. . . if you're like me you tend to have trouble sleeping at night.

My brain is a whirlwind of facts figures, suppositions and propositions, and I'm blessed to be a member of a forgiving congregation that regards me as a youngin' still.   It's New Years Day;  A frosty Sunday morning, and the sun in all its blazing glory is shining bright as we welcome with a healthy balance of sobriety and festivity the start of a brand New Year.