Wonder

“Wonder is a sense of awe or astonishment. It can come to us at the most unexpected of times, this morning I was by the river  as the snow fell around me and I felt a sense of wonder for its beauty and its bitter chill….In this time that is dark and cold physically and …

Stuck in the Middle with You

‘Why do we rush about to the top of heaven and the bottom of earth looking for the divine who is here at home with us, if only we would be at home with him?’ (Augustine) Take a look at the pictures for this week. What do they say to you? I’m guessing you may …

Word of the Year

“Act upon hope” Commoners Choir Take a look at the first picture – you will be familiar with this by now, as I have used it twice previously this month. I have asked my daughter to adapt it in her own style for this week’s blog. For some reason, it’s has spoken to me in …

Love the question

“Have courage and wait” (Northumbrian Community Daily Prayer) Take a look at the first image. This is the text from a book I made based on the Iona Community pilgrimage which takes you on a circular journey around the island. I have shared a version of the second image here before, but this picture shows …

Playtime

“Sabbath is the invitation into the free, wild space where we may play with the magic of the woods, explore off the beaten path, enter the unbounded space of our hearts and imagination.” Nicola Slee Take a look at the first image. I wonder what you see. A soft play area? This is an art …

Activists: on not burning out

At the heart of an activist’s drive for transformation is a set of challenges. How do I maintain balance, perspective and proportion in my campaigning and resist the temptation to demonise my perceived opponents? How do I ‘keep at it’ when the energy and focus fades away in the face of ongoing disappointments and setbacks? …

Guided meditations

We regularly create recorded guided meditations to help you find some inner peace. Each one is just over 10 minutes long and has a stilling exercise to start so you feel calm from the beginning. Guided meditations are a great place to start with meditation as you don’t need any prior knowledge but they can …