Saturday, 18 May 2013


"I feel like an 83 year old who wants to do cartwheels across the lawn".   Such was the response of one person to last week's Touching the Cloak day at Shallowford House.  For others, there were tears, born out of strong emotions.  But there was also healing, the evident touch of Jesus, and a deep, permeating peace.  It was a privilege to lead the day and I extend huge thanks to all who support my  ministry and who underpinned the day with their prayers.

Sculpure by Angela Johnson
My main meditations were woven around an extended poem on the intertwined healings of the woman with bleeding and the daughter of Jairus.  You can see a short extract from the poem on my poetry page.

I will be leading a similar event at Holy Trinity Church, Meir, on June 15th.  And for any who would like to go deeper still, I am offering a Touching the Cloak Retreat at Penhurst Retreat Centre in early July.

More and more I find I understand in a new way the significance of Jesus' words to his disciples, "Come away with me, to a quiet place".  It is the greatest privilege to lead people into quiet imaginative contemplation with the scriptures and to see the transformation and healing that can flow.

So please, give thanks for a successful John Young Foundation Quiet Day.  

Please pray for me now as I finalise preparations for the Meir quiet day and the Penhurst retreat; and as I then settle into an extended period of new writing.    Pray too for the life and ministry of Mary Fleeson, who will in due course be working on illustrations for my new book.

Thank you.