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What do I need?

What do I need?

The greatest gift I have to offer the world is my transformed self Its been a busy time – my Spiritual Direction practice continues to grow and there have been retreats to prepare for and host. And then there’s the usual stuff of life that needs to be seen to....
Mary arrives at the empty tomb: a reflection

Mary arrives at the empty tomb: a reflection

Mary, I have come to love that name. It is my name and it is her name  – the apostle to the apostles Mary arrives at the empty tomb by Nicky Temple https://nickytemple.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Mary-a-reflection-04042023-15.35.mp3 Jesus Appears to Mary...
Ploughing the fields: allowing death and life

Ploughing the fields: allowing death and life

These ploughed, brown fields seem to be a mirror to my own soul. Perhaps part of me feels ploughed, dug into and turned over. I’ve noticed the fields lately. They seem bigger than usual, wide open and brown. The farmer’s have been busy ploughing, tending and preparing...
True to the call

True to the call

I couldn’t let the death of Queen Elizabeth to pass without writing something in response. Yesterday (the funeral day) was incredibly moving and marked the pinnacle of the last 10 days of UK (and beyond) history in which people paid deep respect, honour and gratitude...
When things are too small for you

When things are too small for you

anything or anyone that does not bring you alive is too small for you. I was really drawn to this line from a poem by David Whyte… “…anyone or anything that does not bring you alive is too small for you” What did it mean to me for someone or something to be too small...
Telling the stories of us

Telling the stories of us

  I’ve been thinking a lot about storytelling recently, having led a storytelling retreat and being deep into a story of my own that has spanned decades. I am realising more acutely that the stories of our lives need to be shared, that to keep them hidden is to...