Love and the Trinity

On Thursday of last week the Scottish Episcopal Church decided to make provision for Same-Sex marriage within some of its churches.  Despite today being Trinity Sunday and hence one of the Churches festival, such a decision can not be left to just hang there without comment, especially as I believe it has been given a…

What is Safety?

After the horrific events on Monday night, for which we continue to pray peace into, I have been struck by the number of friends south of the border commenting on more armed police and soldiers in streets. I remember the first time I saw armed police (as the norm) in he UK, it was in…

A Sorrowful Tale and a Lesson for Today’s Church

Imagine, if you can being a 27 year old woman, who finally after a hard life finds love.  Then to your surprise you discover you are pregnant.  Then to your shock the man leaves you alone and pregnant. Nowadays such a tale might indeed still hold the sorrow of a broken heart, but it would hardly…

Puffin

We crossed the causeway not certain that a puffin would be seen, it was still early in the season and despite one having been reported the previous week, it had remained elusive since.     In case you were wondering, below is the cliff once again with an arrow marking where the puffin was, and…

Orkney in But a Picture A Day

We have been on Orkney, I love Orkney, as soon as we landed Hubby said; “It feels just like coming home.”  Indeed it does despite this. We had blizzard conditions as we crossed the mainland having landed at St Margaret’s Hope, in the morning.  By lunchtime the fast melting snow was causing flooding.  In the…

Mary’s Sorrow Turned To Joy

Heartsore and cried out that was how the day started. The box of spices to honour his broken body felt like a heavy load as I slipped out the house before the first rays of dawn had warmed the streets. In the distance I could hear the guard speaking softly round their crackling fire. I…