The Wilderness: A Place of Choices

The Wilderness: A Place of Choices

Lent reflection This Lenten period has coincided with our third, and hopefully last COVID lockdown! Despite the inevitable associated frustrations, the restricted period has provided the opportunity for me to focus on the 40 day ‘Wilderness’ experience of Jesus (as...
Power, perfect in weakness

Power, perfect in weakness

The Yew Tree is one of our oldest living plant species, with the churchyards of Wales and the south west hosting some of the most magnificent examples to be found anywhere in the UK. Some are reckoned to be over 3,000 years of age, and unquestionably predating the...
A Reflection through Stormy Seas

A Reflection through Stormy Seas

My stained glass work is influenced by the account of Jesus walking on the waters of Lake Galilee (Mt14:22-33). The story follows that of the feeding of the 5,000, when Jesus directs his disciples to cross the lake by boat to the other side, whilst he withdraws in...
The New and Living Way Opened for Us

The New and Living Way Opened for Us

It was during Lent of last year that I found myself reflecting on aspects of the Passion narrative and details I’d previously given little thought to. I pondered why all three Synoptic authors had deemed it vital to include in their text, as Jesus breathed his last,...
Balwen Welsh Mountain Sheep

Balwen Welsh Mountain Sheep

Balwen Welsh Mountain Sheep As I live close to the Seven Estuary and the Wye Valley on a hillside I enjoy some amazing weather conditions, especially first thing in the morning. The other day I awoke to dense fog which was taking its time to clear. Gradually the sun...