At last! I have today submitted a new manuscript to Kevin Mayhew publishers. The working title is A Deeper Love and it's a collection of poems and prayers born out of, and suitable for facilitating, meditative prayer. The poems have all been well tried and tested in retreats over the last 18 months, and have been much loved. However, I am new to Kevin Mayhew, so please pray that the book will be accepted to their publishing list.
I continue to explore funding help for my ministry and have recently approached two organisations for sponsorship. I'm happy to say that I've received an optimistic response from the Society of Retreat Conductors, who are seriously considering my request and have promised to respond further within six months. I have yet to receive a reply from the Association for Promoting Retreats. Please hold these situations in your prayers.
Give thanks for the steady response to my Support Group letter: the money pledged to date is close to matching the annual shortfall in my ministry costs so far. Thank you to each one of you - every small financial contribution is greatly valued and will enable me to continue - and your prayer support is priceless!
I shall be spending the rest of the summer preparing for a series of autumn events, before heading down to Green Pastures in mid-September to cover for two weeks during the absence of their pastoral director. Please pray that I can find the necessary meditative 'space' for this preparation in the midst of maintenance work on my property happening around me.
Bless you - may you all have a richly relaxing and renewing summer.