Sometimes, it’s good to find the origin of prayers – and they can be unexpected and wonderful. I am using the following prayer for the blessing of my marriage to my partner Joseph: Franciscan Blessing May God bless you with discomfort,At easy answers, half-truths,And superficial relationshipsSo that you may liveDeep within your heart. May God…Continue reading The Origin of “A Franciscan Prayer” – a Non-Traditional Blessing
“And above all the roar of the town was the blue sky, I could hear the birds singing for the joy of the day And there was no support from the city forthcoming, No sympathy numbing your going away”. — Ralph McTell
Some equations take time to understand – but the maths is simple. I, just as much as every stranger who provokes the fueling of my heart with good will and compassion, must be cared for.
I set out to explain a lot in this blog, I wanted to divine and define precisely what I have been feeling in the past few days, since it was announced that the new Bishop of Burnley is to be ordained by only males who have never ordained a woman. Burnley is my home town,…Continue reading “Tainted” Mum: reflections by the daughter of a woman vicar, following recent events in the Church.
The game teaches the basic principles of asymmetric encryption in a fun way; that is a public and private key. Additional topics such as key servers, the web of trust and “back-door” snooping are also touched on.
I am now a few weeks into my work at Techie Heaven, a church run youth group / hangout zone / part-time-hackspace in Clitheroe, Lancashire. The myth of the “Digital Native” It’s super encouraging to see the kids so engrossed in technology, and we have great fun messing about and learning new stuff. However, I…Continue reading Separating brand from function – a game for kids.