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Category: Personal Messages

Rethinking the Future

They say time flies when you are having fun. I’m not sure whether anyone would categorise 2020 as fun but it is certainly flying.

In the last few months, Ruth and I have been 99.99999% confined to each other’s company. It has given us opportunities as well as time to pause for thought. One of the things we have not been able to do is play music live. But it has given us chance to take writing and recording more seriously – not least because we have had to do it for Holy Nativity.

We have been talking about how we need to be more intentional with what we prioritise. In the past we have had a tendency to say yes to everything which has left us over worked and unable to do a lot of the things we long to do with our lives. Writing and recording has been something we have said we want to do more often and then another year passes.

We have also decided we need to be more intentional about how we share things online and make them available for others to use. With that in mind, I am thinking about how to rework Changing Worship as a website as well as Metanoia’s site. I think things need to be a little more cohesive. Or at the very least I need to finish building Metanoia’s site….

Lockdown has forced me to get used to seeing myself on camera and getting over myself and being self conscious. I haven’t had time to finish any of my personal projects – videos of Route 66 for example – but I have been forced on camera and that should now spill over into some of my personal projects. I should get over myself.

I came here to share a post about Metanoia. I guess I should stop rambling, change the title of this post and start a new one about that…..

Why Did You Stop Blogging?

“It’s a fair cop” was the reply I gave when I was asked this on Sunday morning.  My honest answer is that I haven’t had much time between the being creative bits to document what I have done.  Then a plague befell our household all over Christmas and New Year which wiped us out.  We are both now well again.  I have since been playing catch up with all of the things I dropped because of illness.  I have also been trying to put back together all of my websites since they have moved server.  As of half an hour ago it’s all fixed (I hope) so I’d better start coming up with content.

Enough excuses!  Time for action!

We’ve Moved

We’ve moved…

Over the course of the last few years The SutherlandsTM have grown a variety of online presences for various different things.  Both of the bands have websites.  We’ve got Facebook pages, twitter accounts and so on.  In an attempt to try and pull things together I’ve moved us to a self hosted site at http://changingworship.com.  We’d love it if you would update your links.  With any luck WordPress.org will keep redirecting people to it in the future but if you want to follow our little corner of cyberspace on some form of blog reader you may want to use the new address.  I’d hate for you to miss out on anything controversial we may over the coming years say like “bottom”.

Yeah, I know the new site doesn’t have a proper theme yet but Rome wasn’t built in a day….

The Bishop’s Announcement

The Reverend Robert Sutherland, currently Assistant Curate, Morley Team Parish to be Vicar of Illingworth and Mixenden.

Details of Robb’s installation and induction will be announced at a later date.

In many ways this past week and today have been a bit of a blur.  The announcement was made by the church warden this morning and I am a little overwhelmed by the support that everyone has shown Ruth and me.  We have loved being part of the community here in Morley throughout my curacy and we are ever thankful for the immense love and support that we have been shown.

I’m looking forward to the challenges of my new role as we become part of the community in north Halifax.