As we begin to ease our way out of lockdown, the guidelines that are being issued are somewhat more complicated. Instead of a simple, stay at home, we are now being told…depending on where you are in the United Kingdom- different messages. How many people we can meet up with and how far we can … Continue reading Whatever comes…
One of the joys of walking in the countryside is being able to see where animals have been. I love to see the passages that have been made-the grass hollowed out by some unseen creature- a fox probably- that has made this path their own. The scratchings where rabbits have been and their burrows, the … Continue reading Absence
‘Believe those who seek the truth; Doubt those who find it’ So wrote the French novelist Andre Gide. Faced with the Coronavirus some religious groups have shown the wisdom of his words with tragic consequences. In the English midlands a prayer meeting went ahead in spite of Coronavirus restrictions after the group was assured by … Continue reading Todays meditation from Rev Gordon Sleight.
Difficulties in our Jacobite Past As many of you may know I have been training for the Readership with SEI. During the year we have a residential week and a number of residential weekends which take place at St Mary’s Monastery at Kinnoull, Perth. Our last weekend was reduced to a residential ‘virtual’ day, but … Continue reading Todays meditation comes from Colin Page.
I have been bewitched this last week by the lilac tree in my garden. It has come into full bloom and is absolutely laden with heavy blossom. Despite the rain and the strong breeze, the blossom continues to flourish and delight. The sheer abundance and extravagant nature of it amazes me. Looking at it today … Continue reading God-sense
Yesterday I wrote my sermon for this coming Sunday. No spoilers here-😉 but suffice to say that I was thinking about what it means to have Christ in us. I had been a Christian for a long time before I really started grasping this simple but transforming truth- that Christ has chosen to make him … Continue reading In me!
Carrying on from yesterdays thought about perspective I wanted to share with you something that I have been doing whilst in lockdown and that is jigsaw puzzles. I loved jigsaws as a child and in particular jig—maps. They were shaped like the outline of a map with different buildings and names on oddly shaped pieces. … Continue reading Jigsaws!
Yesterday on one of my regular dog walking routes I noticed a path that I had not gone down before. It was very definitely a Robert Frost moment. “two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.” It is a poem … Continue reading A change of perspective
Last week we had the most beautiful sunny days, cloudless skies and temperatures well over 16 degrees. Yesterday we had a bitterly cold wind and snow showers. Today is not quite so cold but I have not yet dared to put my baby tomato plants out again as they will be shivering in their beds! … Continue reading Summer or winter?
We have been blessed in the Highlands with some wonderful weather this week and it has been a great pleasure to exercise in such lovely conditions. It also has given me time to take some photos whilst walking and to try and capture some of the beauty that we are surrounded with. This week it … Continue reading Turning aside….