Apologies for the delay in blogging. Have been rather busy, although I suppose there will be a small overload of subjects tomorrow!
One important subject however is that, after several years wrestling and prayer over this, I have decided to test a calling I have for the lay ministry.
Now this doesn't involve wearing a dog collar etc.. In the Methodist Church (Of which I am a member), it would mean taking services and delivering sermons, but not officating at weddings and funerals etc.. or presiding over communion. Plus it is voluntary and does not involve ordination.
I have been doing a lot of thinking and praying about this (for about six years now) and several incidents have led me into testing this, which will involve me being a "preacher on trial", i.e. taking exams and services etc whilst being assessed. My Minister is very supportive, although I am nervous and part of me does feel somewhat unworthy. But then, don't we all!
So that's my big news for today, now I am off to London and meet up with a gang of fellow bloggers!