A week ago, walking in crisp white snow, it was hard to imagine stepping off a plane into warm New Zealand sunshine. Today, with my suitcases packed and just over a week to go, it feels as if it's really going to happen.
On January 31st I'll be leaving behind our British winter to begin my three month writing time in Aotearoa ... land of beautiful scenery and Maori legend. I am looking forward immensely to being the guest of the Vaughan Park Anglican Retreat Centre. It's a huge enormous privilege to have this gift of time and space in which to study, reflect and write and I'm looking forward to the challenge of writing materials to facilitate healing. It will be good too to share worship and fellowship with Christians from a different culture and continent and I look forward to learning from them.
Please pray for me. Please pray for safe travelling, good health, relaxation, inspiration and the ability to be open to God.
My own prayer is that I will be open to whatever God wants to unfold in and through me during this time.
Thank you. God bless. I'll keep you posted ...