Monthly Archives: April 2018

April 23, 2018

One woe doth tread upon another’s heel. So fast they follow (Hamlet) Sunday. As I entered the church for the morning service, I was told that one of our congregation, and a friend of mine, had taken their own life yesterday. No one had anticipated … Continue reading

April 21, 2018

It’s as though we’d had a very long telephone conversation that was now finished. (But, at the same time, not necessarily concluded or resolved.) However, the person on the other end hadn’t put down their phone; rather, they’d only stopped … Continue reading

April 20, 2018

8.00 am: A communion. On Discipline: Some years ago, I served as an External Examiner at a northern university for a PhD Fine Art submission by a young Taiwanese Buddhist student. I describe her thus, because her beliefs were integral … Continue reading

April 18, 2018

Love is a transforming power 8.00 am: A communion. 8.30 am: I power-walked to the School to deposit and retrieve admin, then came home and attended to incoming requests. 9.00 am: In and around admin tasks, I began processing further … Continue reading

April 15, 2018

The battle was on the bodily front, principally. Shortly after awaking, I was ‘smitten’ (a good biblical word) by sudden nausea, followed swiftly by intense stomach and intestinal pain and profuse sweating. I’d not experienced the like since contracting a … Continue reading

April 14, 2018

The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love (Psalm 147.11) Fear and love are unlikely bedfellows in a relationship. On the human plane, they’re opposites and, as such, don’t provide a basis … Continue reading

April 13, 2018

7.00 am: A communion. 7.30 am: Admin, and preparations for the week of teaching ahead. Managing time takes times. There’s a great deal of teaching to done, admin to initiate, and research to progress. I aim for a balanced proportion, … Continue reading