Category: mothers

  • possibly the most difficult service of the year

    In the UK this Sunday is marked as Mothering Sunday. And, when you are a local church Minister, it is one of those Sundays that takes a disproportionate amount of thought and preparation. It is a day when, when I have got it ‘wrong’, I have had more complaints than any other in the calendar…

  • family planning

    I wasn’t planning an adoption I already have enough children One has just been torn from my grasp and ripped from my heart Typical of him, though, to be thinking of me Right at the end In the midst of it all I wasn’t planning an adoption but I have just been adopted.

  • the inevitability of disappointing church services?

    I’m currently searching for inspiration for our Mothering Sunday service this week. I find that this is one of the most difficult services of the year to prepare. That’s not because the subject is difficult. Neither is it because I don’t have any ideas. It’s because it is one of the services where different people…

  • Dandling

    In the UK it is ‘Mothering Sunday’ this Sunday (important to point this out for international readers who celebrate it on other dates, and to point out that I have international readers [smug mode enabled], and to make those international readers feel included). Where was I? Oh yes, ‘Mothering Sunday’. It has the potential to…