Monday, November 26, 2012


The blog has, to all intents and purposes, been on intermittent service for several months. For both of you who still read it, I'm sure you've been wondering what's been going on. You might have noticed that the only updates have been sermons (which were prepared anyway and one require a copy and paste), but hopefully things will get back into a more normal rhythm.

Since coming to the new parish, I'd not done a funeral for over a year. I'd attended plenty of funerals, both family ones and those of friends' relatives, but hadn't conducted a funeral for thirteen months. Amazing, isn't it? Hard to believe. In the past month or so, we've made up for it, with three funerals in the parish; three dear saints who were trusting in the Lord for their salvation and righteousness. As you might have guessed, my priority was in ministering to them and their loved ones in their final days, and to the family in the days and weeks since.

Blogging slipped down the list of priorities, and I wasn't really in the mood for blogging. Hopefully I'm back now - even if just to get through the armful of book reviews to be completed before the end of the year!

The weird thing is, though, that despite these past three months being small, they've also been the biggest ever months for blog visitors. It must be the RCL effect, as well as the many visits for past sermons... Perhaps we should just go down the line of a sermon blog and forget about photos/news/links?

In other news, we're getting into the countdown to Christmas, with a major chunk of today (hopefully) being spent planning the Christmas services, working out what all has to be done!

1 comment :

  1. I can relate to all that you've written; there are times when the busyness of parish life means you just don't have the time or the energy to blog. May there be many many more months before you have to do any more funerals!