Sorry I have not blogged for a while, been too busy, (however it is my intention to blog more often... soon!) My daughter has just started Senior School. So, in part, the past few weeks have been spent negotiating my way past other exasperated parents who were also trying to persuade their determined young ones to buy the practical shoes on offer and not the trendy pair hiding in the back streets of a yet undiscovered shoe shop!
Also at the moment we are trying to sell our house (think this decision proves that we do believe in miracles!) which has completely preoccupied my mind and absorbed my time. (Keeping it tidy ugh!)
Suffice to say it has been pretty "full on" recently and I thought I would also take this opportunity to mention a couple of other things I am involved in at the moment:
1. I am going to be involved in setting up a Post-Natal Depression Support group with colleagues from Hopes Place in the Greenaway Centre in Bristol. This group is starting early October 2008 so please do email me if you or someone you know is interested in coming along. I would really love to hear from you. The group will run for 6 weeks initially and we will be running a creche alongside this morning session. Costs have been covered by monies raised by Bluebell Day so we are just asking for a contribution of £1 towards tea and coffee.
2. Also soon I am going to have a book launch in Scotland. Crossreach (an excellent charity run by the Church of Scotland's Board of Social Witness) run a number of fantastic services for women with post-natal depression and they have very kindly agreed to support a launch of Beyond the Edge. Please check events page of this website for further details.
One thing I don't like about being too busy is that I feel as if the noise of my hectic world drones out God's still small voice, something which I normally rely on. The quiet reflective times in my day give me time to read, think, pray and worship and when life is too hectic I feel as if God needs a gong to get through to me! Yet God is gracious and as Elijah illustrates He is willing to speak to us in different ways (though I guess we do need to make time for Him): Sometimes He speaks through the spectacular and at other times in a gentle whisper.