a day in the life of…

When I was back in Scotland, one of the most frequent questions I got asked was, 'What's a normal day like for you?' I didn't really know how to answer it because in ministry -- as in other vocations, I suspect -- one day blurs into another and I lose track of how I spend…

the scots hotel

While I've been on holiday, my second video blog has come out. I suspect most of my readers will have either seen it on social media or via the Church of Scotland newsletters, but for those who have somehow missed it and are interested in viewing it, here you go. The Scots Hotel is not…

ready to return

Three weeks is a long time to be away. Too long. That's my considered view anyway as my holiday draws to a close. Don't get me wrong: it's been lovely. Really truly lovely. And I realise looking back on the weeks, that without consciously doing it, I have continually sought out safety here in Scotland. I…

reentry

Hello my dear ones. I’m writing this from the Highlands of Scotland, in the wee cottage I often come to when I need to rest, reflect and regroup. (Each time I've been here before, though, I've had my greyhound Judy with me. This time, I'm alone, and I'm missing her something fierce.) A year ago, I was preparing…