Saturday, 21 July 2007

First Thoughts

Okay Friends,

So ... where am I at and what would I like you to pray for? Well, although I've intentionally left August free, I seem to be juggling lots of projects at the moment, of which the main things are:

Doing some writing based on the film, 'Into Great Silence'
Working with a photographer to produce small posters with my poetry on
Putting together at least one new manuscript in the next couple of months
Exploring financial help through an author grant and other avenues
Leading a Christian Writers' event in Porthcawl [Sept 29]
Developing two advent retreats - for Shallowford House [Nov 23-25] and Llangasty [Dec 3-6]
Developing a retreat for Tabernacle Baptist Church in Penarth
Considering undertaking the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises
Maintaining my health and 'balance' through all this
and ... at some stage setting up a full website!

So, my main PRAYER REQUESTS for now are (1) that I would be given wisdom and discernment to prioritise appropriately and (2) that I might have the motivation and inspiration to begin collating the book manuscript.
Please pray too for the photographer, Sue, who has offered to work with me. She suffers from ME and is going through a bad patch at the moment. Please pray for healing and strength for her.

Thanks everyone - I so value your prayers. xxx

Friday, 20 July 2007


Hello Folks,

At last this retired computer buff has a minor presence in cyberspace! By visiting this Blog you'll be able to keep up to date with what I'm up to and (hopefully) support my ministry with your prayers, as many of you have offered to do.

Have just had a great holiday in Scotland - a time which included a week of retreat on Iona. I am now well rested ... and RUSTED ... and refreshed! I returned home with a real sense of it being time to devote myself to my ministry in a much more focused way, rather than drifting nonchalantly through it. So ... please pray for me as I attempt to do that!
Thank you.
Come back soon ...