Father’s Day

Father’s Day

Charles Francis Adams, son of U.S. President John Quincy Adams was a diplomat to Great Britain. On one occasion he wrote in his diary: “Went fishing with my son today–a day wasted.” His son, Brooks, wrote this entry for the same day: “Went...
Volunteers’ Week

Volunteers’ Week

“The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field”.    Matthew 9:37-38 When I moved to Cumbria I was asked by a mum in the parent and baby group “Why are you a volunteer?”.   A...
National Creativity Day

National Creativity Day

Despite what I have recently seen on TwiX (or whatever we call Twitter these days) where it states “There are NO deities in the universe. If there were, we would be aware of it. Try hard to adjust to reality. This is important.” I notice that in this Scripture we see...
He restores my soul

He restores my soul

“Comfort me Mary, I’m depressed.” “Have a cup of tea.” … “Ooooh, I feel better already.” So went an advert for a brand of tea in my childhood. It is a well-known British trope that a cup of tea is almost a cure-all. Feeling down? Cup of tea with a friend. Had a shock?...