sky gazing

Over fifteen years ago, I moved to Japan for a year. Though I considered myself all grown up then, it was an unsettling move for a 20 year old. Different country. Different language. Lots of unknowns. No friends (yet). I spent a lot of time before I moved staring up at the clouds, reminding myself…

transition

Just in case you've been living under a rock recently and hadn't noticed, I've finished my curacy at Old Saint Paul's and am now beginning work as one of the Church of Scotland's mission partners in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. (For those who like to know the minutiae of my life and work, it now…

more lessons learned: farewell speech

For those who couldn't make it to Evensong this evening, and for those who couldn't understand what I was saying through all the tears, here's part of what I said in my goodbye speech. There was so much love and warmth and blessing in that church tonight. A very special night indeed. 50 things I've learned…

lessons learned

Now that I'm within days of finishing my curacy, I'm being asked often what I've learned over the past three years. Quite a lot it would appear:   It's ok to not have all the answers. Because sometimes there are no answers. I can't help everyone. All people are loved by God. Sometimes ministry is about cleaning…