taking a break and seeing the Bish

Well hello dear blog. I am sorry it has been so long. I started out with a break for Christmas, and then a break for some ‘me’ time, then it was mid January and I thought I might as well carry on and now well, here we are in February and it’s a longgggg time since I posted. It was not intentional to take a blogging break it just seemed to happen, and whilst I have enjoyed the extra time, I have missed the virtual community that is the world of blogging. I also feel less well informed, which just goes to show that blogging is an extremely worthile activity 🙂

Anyway I am endeavouring to return to the keyboard with renewed vigour, but in case you were interested and until I have something interesting to say (or not) here is an update…

Last week I went to see the Bish. Yes the worshipful Bishop Mark of Horsham (is that the right title? htankfully I didn’t need to use it but perhaps I should have checked it out first..) Anyway I have reached that point in the ‘discernment process’ to go and see him. To cut a long story short he said ‘yes’ and I look forward to a BAP sometime in May/June.
Can I just interject here, is it wrong to smirk when the name BAP comes up? I just cannot help but be reminded of that rather 80s (and potentially northern, no offence intended) word for a womans, well, errr, appendages. Is it just me? please tell me it’s not. If I am being childish over a serious matter I will desist from smirking but frankly it is a ridiculous name, even if I weren’t being that childish it still reminds me of the bakery…

Anyway so there we are. Apparently the Bish thinks I am ok (so far, theres time for him to change his mind obvs).  I think, its fair to say, that I am crapping myself. I am not quite sure why, I think perhaps it’s because I expected to be ‘found out’ by now, as some kind of fraud and sent to the back of the queue, (still time tho, as I said…). And to be almost at the end of the process and indeed looking at colleges makes it all rather real and scary…

Still, there we are, I am sure that the Lord, in his infinite wisdom, has some plan up his sleeve, but I have no idea what it is right now.

In the meantime someone tell me whats going on in the Church of England… did I miss anything?

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  • Reply
    Nancy Wallace
    February 6, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Welcome back! It's not just you who smirks at 'BAP'. Hope you don't have to wait to long for yours.

  • Reply
    Jo Royal
    February 6, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    BAP actually makes me a little bit pleased I am not in the C of E – because I sooooo would struggle saying (or writing it!) So childish of me I know!

    Glad to have you back – now you can keep up with all that is going on again!

    Looking forward to the next blog!

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    Looking for a path...
    February 7, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    As someone from the north and obviously far more innocent, a bap, is also a balmcake, roll or a bit like that fancy modern bread a ciabatta…

    Prayers, goodwill and good luck on your journey!

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