Thursday, 18 December 2008

Last Football

Tonight was great fun with my footballing friends after a reception in Cathays Park. I can't remember the result of the football and I didn't score. It was good just to run and run. After all I have eaten this week I will have to run for a very long time after Christmas. I'm at that stage where all I had to do is slowly going away or just doesn't matter any more.

I'm also of the view that the more emails I get rid of the more come back. I'm working on that.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Parc y Scarlets

It was well worth the trip down to Llanelli. I had been asked to speak on behalf of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission at an equality event under the patronage of Carmarthen County Council.

It was a really good morning and I made lots of new friends. I also got to visit Parc y Scarlets at the same time. Awesome!!!

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

West Wing Wales

Today, the cover came through for my new year book 'West Wing Wales'. I like it a lot. All I have to do now is finnish writting the book. With a lot of fantastic help from my Obama campaign friends, it's getting there!.

Friday, 5 December 2008

Peter Hain

We all make mistakes. I certainly do. One of the joys of my faith is that sins are forgiven and restoration is possible. I wish Peter Hain well for the future.

There's no comparison of course but O.J.Simpson will, quite rightly, have to wait a while before he can even think of restoration. Today, justice seems to have been done.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Winter Fair

For the first time this winter I encountered snow today. I'd like a white Christmas but travelling through the stuff today was quite challenging.

I left Swanwick for a while this morning to be a member of a discussion panel on behalf of the All Wales Convention in Builth Wells. It was good to share a platform with Kirsty Williams and Nerys Evans. Both are Assembly members. The journey was long and cold but I thoroughly enjoyed the Winter Fair at Builth. It all reminded me of my rural roots. That was good.

Fellowship was also good on my return to Swanwick. Many of us discussed challenging issues around British and Irish ecumenism late into the evening. I learnt a lot from others around several pieces of conversation that I valued.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

The Midlands

Its good to be in the Midlands for a work conference on ecumenical networks. I'm feeling a little concerned tonight.

It seems that Christians are willing to work together provided it doesn't mean that they come together in any structural way. I don't know if that meets the New Testament's call for Christians to be one. I'm thinking and praying a lot about that at the moment.