When passion dies – retirement one year on

firelionExactly a year ago I preached my last message at All Nations church, prayed for the last time for those wanting a fresh touch from God, hugged my dear brothers and sisters for the last time – and retired.

That was it. After 38 years, church done and dusted. It was painful.

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Smelling like sheep

Praising in the hallwayEveryone keeps asking how we are enjoying retirement!

Enjoyment is not the word I would use yet, as we are still waiting for God to open the next door for us. Having lived for 38 years like “shepherds living with the smell of the sheep” (as the new Pope described pastoral ministry), its hard to adjust just like that to another smell – the smell of the sea!

Our hearts and thoughts and prayers are still with those we no longer move amongst:

  • Like the one feeling very low after suffering a set-back in hospital – too far away for us to visit.

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