I do so much thinking! My head is always full to overflowing with thoughts and ideas. Most of them never get shared with anyone, which is probably just how things should be. I get prompted to think and wonder just simply by the experiences of everyday life. I also love reading and read all sorts of stuff – fiction and nonfiction – and that all gets me thinking too. So I’m never short of thoughts and ideas, but. . . as a real introvert and a bit of a perfectionist, the idea of writing and publishing these thoughts for other people to read is a pretty uncomfortable one for me. But, now and again, people tell me I have things worth sharing, and that I usually write quite well too.
So, I’m blogging to share some of those thoughts and ideas with the aim of creating a place and a community where we can share discussion about things many of us may share an interest in. As you look through the blog, I’m guessing you’ll find yourself thinking some of my thoughts are exactly what you’d expect to hear from a Christian, and a vicar to boot. But I hope you’ll also see that I like to respond to important things that happen, and things I read and hear about that I believe concern us all. You won’t be surprised to find a vicar posting Bible thoughts but, as an avid reader of all sorts of books, you’ll find just as many posts about the many other books that feature in my life as well. You’ll find posts about my passions and interests in life too – and that has to include travel, because I love visiting, as well as reading about, other countries. And, given my natural hesitation about publishing my thoughts out there at all, you can be sure that, whatever you can find to read on the blog at any given time, there’ll be a whole heap of drafts hidden just out of sight, waiting for me to hit the publish button.
I don’t think you really need to know anything about me to engage with my blog, but I know I’m always interested to find out who’s behind other blogs. So, I’m a wife and a mum of teenagers and, as the blog name suggests, I’m a vicar (a Church of England priest). In fact I’m not officially a vicar at all – my job title is Rector – but that’s just a historical name thing we don’t need to worry about here.
Welcome to the blog – I really hope you enjoy your visit and I’d love to hear your own thoughts along the way too.