I am volunteering at Crisis for Christmas on 23, 24 & 25 December. I shall be a general volunteer and driver at the Link Rough Sleepers venue. I am excited by this and I should be grateful if you would contribute to Crisis by sponsoring me. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and … Continue reading Crisis at Christmas
This is not the the best of environments in which to pray and come home to myself: uncomfortable, noisy with people and air conditioning, and I am tired and ache. I would like to be home. But I know You are with me, and I do my best to abandon myself to You. I will … Continue reading Evening train journey
O Lord, open our lips; and our mouth shall proclaim your praise. Visit us with your salvation and sustain us with your gracious spirit. That shift in consciousness from "me me me" – selfish, self-obsessed, held tight, defensive – to "I and You" – relaxed, open, other-concerned. I am ok. I am safe. There's nothing … Continue reading Morning Prayer, flying over the sea to Málaga
There is always the feeling that I must get somewhere and achieve something or work something out. This is completely habitual. But really, prayer is nothing more than opening my heart to You. It is back to de Caussade and The Cloud. It is repeatedly remembering to relax back into Your presence; and then I … Continue reading Morning Prayer
I feel mild anxiety coming on. The day is ending. Night is approaching. All our labours are ceased. It is a little death. We are thrown into the darkness where there is nothing to be done. We exist in a vast emptiness. Our existence is no longer justified by our productivity. We are more readily … Continue reading After walking Evening Prayer
How much I don't want to pray! I have been so far from myself. I am trying to work out why I don't want to pray, but really I just need to go to the next level of coming home. … There is a depth in me, I feel it deep in my belly, to … Continue reading Morning Prayer: Psalm 25
I saw another butterfly on the way to the hospital — a speckled wood. I prepared myself for the possibility by bringing my camera and snapped it myself.
https://butterfly-conservation.org/butterflies/orange-tip Three times a week I make the journey from home to the West Mid. I value the 1¼hr journey—the ½hr train journey and the walk either end. I am learning how to pray in this time. It is, notwithstanding, an unpleasant experience for me: I am surrounded by traffic, people and unremitting noise and … Continue reading Male Orange-tip Butterfly