This week, I've experienced one of the most exhausting yet fulfilling weeks I have ever known, involved in church work away from home. I've met some amazing people and worked with some special colleagues. There are always folk who begrudge ministers time working outwith their parish. But I have to say that most of the work that I am involved in for the wider church helps to expand my vision and nurtures something in me that, in turn, allows me to return and better serve the ministry to which I have been called. It's good to gain perspective and insight, gifts that enthuse and inform and I give thanks for all the opportunities with which I've been presented this week.