This week will be very much blog light as I am busy doing minstery type stuff and then have a weekend "off", well kind of!
Off soon to the residential Board of Ministry (cross between Min Rec and RSC for BUGB readers) for the first time - very aware of the responsbilities it carries, and taking a moment to pray for the four candidates.
Then it's Wednesday and the funeral of one of our much loved Gatherers. This January seems to be filled with goodbyes... friends, friends of family members, friends of friends. So sparing a moment too, to pray for all who are mournign a lost loved one.
Thereafter one so-called 'normal' day in which I have to prepare a wedding 'sermon' and start planning my next set of preaching before heading south on Friday for my Godson's wedding on Saturday. Scary to think the little baby who I prayed for from the moment I knew he had been conceived is now about to marry in the parish church where he was baptised back in 1989!
Life in all its fulness then, and plenty more I could/should be doing. As I juggle the priorities and try to balance appropriate vulnerability with healthy resilience, I smile to myself and wonder how much of this the candidates I'm about to meet can even imagine... certianly i couldn't have done at their stage.
Back soon! Take care and keep safe.