Saturday, 1 February 2014

Getting back to it...




From the sights and sounds of New Orleans, to the wonderful colours of the Caribbean, all punctuated by the wonderful company (is there a gender neutral word for fellowship?) of RevGal colleagues, the last 10 days have been refreshing and renewing. We've laughed together, cried together ( both in joy and sorrow) and simply shared aspects of ministry that others don't "get". And all whilst pursuing some Continuing Ed exploring Spirituality and the Enneagram.


But even more wonderful has been the return to the parish and congregation I currently serve. And the knowledge that, even in these dreich grey Scottish days, it is good to be here. Plunging back in, countering jet lag, it is affirming to embrace and to be embraced by the people of God in this place. Having stepped back to examine ministry and to gain perspective, I find that I am "surprised by joy". Thanks be to God.
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6 comments:

Sally-Lodge Teel said...

Loved the time with you on the big boat. Glad you are home and loving your life.

liz said...

Sally-Lodge, it's always good to be in your company. Enjoyed meeting Frances too.

Muthah+ said...

There is always a profound experience in 'sisterhood' I find. Being in the midst of other women, learning, being learned from, sharing, laughing and truly relaxing is the best continuing education that we can have. It isn't the subject matter that is important it is feeling that we can be available completely with no need to guard ourselves. It is why I wish our photos had BOTH feet rather than just one--but taking it would be awkward to say the least.

liz said...

Muthah+ I have happy memories of our time spent on the Lido deck 2 years ago - Sisterhood.

Nik said...

you are so much more succinct than I can ever manage, lol!! Was fabby to BE with you x

liz said...

Nikki, was great you could be there. Now I'm trying to work out how I can to BE 8 and Edinburgh next year. Just love these gals - and owe them a lot!

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