In the busy-ness

  Dear Minster and Friends, Just lately, I’ve been quite busy. But then, who isn’t busy these days? One of the most common answers I receive to the standard question “how are you?”, is “oh, busy”, or something similar. An all-pervasive features of modern life, it seems, is busy-ness. Being busy isn’t necessarily a bad […]

What catches your attention?

  Dear Minster and Friends, The life of a home schooling mum is never dull and right now the change in weather gives a fantastic opportunity to learn new things. If you take a look around the farm, or pretty much anywhere damp and moist just now, you’ll see mushrooms sprouting up. Having had a […]

Swimming on land and walking on water

  Dear Minster and Friends, Jesus walked to them across the sea. They were terrified. They thought they had seen a ghost. Peter- usually one to act first and think later called out ‘if it’s you Lord, call for me to come to you over the waves’ and as Jesus responded, he clambered over the […]

Waiting in eager expectation for the end

  Dear Minster and Friends, In October 1911 a woman was born who was later called the ‘Queen of Gospel ‘- Mahalia Jackson. Especially from the period from the Second World War, through the civil rights movement and until her death in 1972, she was able to voice hopes, fears, laments and encouragements, especially to […]

The many layers of a whole person

Dear Minster and Friends, For our captors demanded a song from us. Our tormentors insisted on a joyful hymn: “Sing us one of those songs of Jerusalem!” But how can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a pagan land? Psalm 137:4 Our Western culture is often reductive about what it means to […]