Now and Not Yet: Annunciation
22nd December 2015

Reflections for Advent, No. 22 Image above: James & Lesley Sutton, Annunciation 2015 “This clay maquette depicts Mary pondering her calling to bring the Christ child to birth in the presence of the angel Gabriel. As with Mary, we are each of us called to participate in bringing God to birth in the world through […]

Now and Not Yet: Long Winter
19th December 2015

Reflections for Advent, No. 19 LONG WINTER White slides to clear, translates late morning. The milk of mist slides at sky’s end to clefted heaps of snow: they shift, blot into pavements where pocks of lichen splay, greening the day. I leave the cups and bowls, their fatty film, the taste of yesterday, and peer […]

Now and Not Yet: Mini Expectations
18th December 2015

Reflections for Advent, No. 18 Image above: Kuba Ryniewicz, Mini Expectations 2015 All of our lives are in God’s hand, nothing is beyond the tenderness of God’s touch. Not the things that we hold up high for all to see. Not the things we hold close in the quiet of our hearts. God knows all […]

Now and Not Yet: Realm
14th December 2015

Reflections for Advent, No. 14 Image above: Lucy Adlington, Realm 2015 A sacred place, a place of generosity, a place to communicate, share and illuminate. I was given the keys to a church the beginning of Spring 2015 as a place to practice music. A time that was both personally overwhelming and consuming, this space […]

Now and Not Yet: What Next?
11th December 2015

Reflections for Advent, No. 11 Image above: Ruth H, What Next? 2015 I don’t know what to do now. What next?… When I posted this question on Facebook, I got 22 ‘likes’ in 12 hours (1). Not bad. This collective empathy for uncertainty and indecision was echoed in the comments: ‘Join the club!!’ said one […]

Now and Not Yet: Shadow Play
6th December 2015

Reflections for Advent, No. 6 Advent, time of preparation. For what do we prepare? Son of Man, Prince of Peace, Light of the World. God human. God vulnerable. God here. The light of the world casts a shadow.         No.           I cast a shadow. His light shines on me and my darkness shows its face. My shadow […]

Recreation: Writing Workshop Links
23rd April 2012

For those who participated in Fiona Veitch Smith’s writing workshop, here are some links to online resources she recommends: Free online Christian Writing course: http://christian-writing-course.thecraftywriter.com Other free courses: http://non-fiction-writing-course.thecraftywriter.com/ http://creative-writing-course.thecraftywriter.com/ Other free resources on the business and craft of writing: http://www.thecraftywriter.com