ADAM AND EVE JOKE

Bushka has put me in mind of a joke. Poor old Adam was all on his own in the garden of Eden. Why so down in the mouth, Adam? said God. Well, said Adam, I don’t wish to be ungrateful, Lord. There’s this fabulous garden, everything I could wish for to eat and drink … […]

DANCING IN THE AISLES

On Sunday our Burkino Fasso lady (the one with the horrendous past, whose little daughter is an elective mute) was all lit up and glowing. The Home Office has given her right to remain, on human rights grounds. Then who should come struggling into church on her sticks, but our Rwandan lady. She was one […]

THE SCIENCE OF GRATITUDE: WITH STMSS IN MIND

One of the fun things we did last week at our conference was to discover our ‘gratitude quotient’. We were given a quiz* to discover what that was. I am a sucker for quizzes. We had 7 possible answers, ranging from (1) which was ‘strongly disagree’ to (7) which was, of course, ‘strongly agree’. Here […]

CLOUDS AND CLOCKS

When we were on our conference last week, and thinking about getting older and how we change, emotionally and mentally, Ann Morisey alerted us to ‘dialectical logic’, which she compared with ‘formal logic’.* As people get older they develop more of an ability to practise ‘dialectical logic’, which she sees as one of the ‘gains’ […]