After Casuarina … what next?

My stint at Casuarina – initially meant to end in early October 2013 – finally finished on 5 January 2014. Although there were a few people who were not wildly excited at the outset by the prospect of a woman in the pulpit, the decision to extend my contract was unanimous, thank God. I think by then they realised that I wasn’t really a heretic! I must say that I enjoyed immensely my time in ministry there but I was pretty weary by the time I finished.
Now what? I reckon I can’t justify being “on holiday” for much longer. And it’s not as if there’s nothing to do. The difficulty is choosing.
After joining Bodyfit for a programme of exercise physiology to strengthen my aging bones, I’ve become hooked and graduated to having a weekly personal training session. But that means I now have fewer excuses for avoiding the gardening work that awaits. Somehow the garden has become something like a jungle while I wasn’t looking – so I’m now about to gird my loins appropriately and attack it … at a measured pace.
But even that is probably an excuse to save getting my mind into gear and begin any one of the writing projects on the agenda.
I did think that, having expended all that energy writing sermons last year and enjoying the process that I might actually try to continue with a regular reflection here. In the meantime, the poem that I used for the sunrise Easter service at Casuarina last year has been picked up by the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane as part of their Lenten programme.
(Programme Title: You have set us free).

2 thoughts on “After Casuarina … what next?

  1. Congratulations on successfully competing your ministry, and even more congratulations for having the catholic church (lower case deliberate) take up your poem! Time to look seriously at publishing your sermons, and maybe some poems??

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