It’s been a while since the last post on this blog – a gap originally forced by a bout of tendonitis which made writing/typing very painful, and then prolonged by a bout of lethargy.
Posts will now resume, albeit not necessarily with the same frequency or regularity as previously for a time. I’m considering some tweaks I may make to the appearance and content of the blog for its next season, and will also try to spend some time populating a back catalogue of content, particularly in respect of some of the regular prompts provided by other sites over the past few months.
“A waiting person is a patient person. The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us.”
― Henri J.M. Nouwen
and I dreamt I had a conversation with my Father in Heaven:
“Who do you call me to be?”
“Where do you call me to be?
“Where you are, and where the wind takes you.”
“What do you call me to do?”
“To live authentically, to glorify your God,
showing your love for your God;
to love your neighbour:
to preach the good news of the Kingdom, and make disciples;
to release captives, and heal the sick;
to care for orphans and widows, feed the hungry,
and serve the poor and needy.”
This one is deliberately vague, but maybe pitched in this way it might strike a chord with some readers’ own aspirations for 2017:
to rationalise life’s resources – not stretching self nor time too thin;
to release life’s potential – making every capability and day count;
to realise hopes and dreams – turning possibility into reality . . .
(I will commit however, to keeping account as the promise of possibility is progressively realised – watch this space!)
Having taken a first step to purchase more Fair Trade products, I began to be frustrated by the limited availability of products, and the lack of promotion of a cause which will play a part in restoring justice to our world.
God willing, I hope to encourage and enable others to understand Fair Trade, and to play a small part in helping us all to consider where and who our goods come from, and to see developing world producers get a fair deal.