Friday, 28 October 2011

Thoughtful Friday 147

"For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. 

But there was always some obstacle in the way, 

something to be gotten through first,

 some unfinished business, time still to be served, 

or a debt to be paid. 

Then life would begin. 

At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life"

Fr Alfred de Souza

Friday, 21 October 2011

Thoughtful Friday 146

"But words are things, and a small drop of ink,
falling like dew, upon a thought, produces that
which makes thousands, perhaps millions think"
Lord Byron

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Thoughtful Friday 145

"It is by logic we prove.  It is by intuition we discover"

Henri Poincare

Wednesday, 12 October 2011


Recently I was asked to lead the prayers for a very special friend and former colleague who was leaving the place we both worked together at.  She is actually going into the ministry and has begun her ordination training this month.  It was a joy and a privilege to be at her 'leaving lunch' and as I thought and prepared what I might say, I remembered how helpful I found it to have all the names of those I have said I will pray for regularly easily to hand - I have a basked of stones with names on and from time to time I will take a name out (if someone is going through a turbulent time or if they have asked for special prayer) and it will sit on my desk as a reminder to 'pray often' for that person.

So I decided to make some little cards that people could take away with them to remind them to pray for my dear friend and this is what I came up with.  A crocheted flower (like that of Jenny Doh), some Tim Holtz music Washi tape and then a pink 'A' and pink dyed edge all the way round.  They were fun to do.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Thoughtful Friday 144

 "Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
One cannot help but be in awe when he comtemplates
the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous
structure of reality.  It is enough if one tries merely
to comprehend a little of this mystery every day.
Never lose a holy curiosity."
Albert Einstein