Love Blooms Bright offers words, images and quotations to help us enjoy and prepare for God’s coming among us.
The blog began as an offering from the Scottish Episcopal Church, and grew wings along the way.
If you would like to join in, or to share in a similar blog during Lent, please contact me.
— Kimberly Bohan
Contributors for 2012:
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Contributors for 2011:
Kimberly is an episcopal priest on a jubilee year in Durham.
Historian, writer and cleaner. Don’t be too impressed – it is cleaning puts food on the table.
Maureen is a member of the Scottish Episcopal Church currently living in Dunoon and worshipping at Holy Trinity. She has retired from a full time career in Personnel and now enjoys spending time on some of her hobbies such as music, the arts, reading and all kinds of crafts.
“An enthusiast to my core! I have diverse interests – I am an Explorer Scout Leader, a rock climber (far less talented as I get older), genealogist and avid reader. I sing and laugh too loudly. I love my wife and three grown up sons – they are all far more talented than me!”
Gordon Nichol has kindly offered photographs for the blog in 2010 and 2011. You can see more of his work at Gordon Nichol Photography.
John is an Episcopalian worker priest, Unison shop steward and recovering Anglo-Catholic conservative. He lives in a Community in Edinburgh and works with adults with disability.
Richard is a lawyer with an interest in conflict resolution by alternative means, and is a part-time tutor. He enjoys rivers, birds, moonlight and singing.
Kate is in her final year of training for ordained ministry in the Scottish Episcopal Church and is studying for an MLitt, Bible and the Contemporary World at St Andrews University. In the rare moments when she is not writing essays or sermons, she enjoys knitting, reading ecclesiastical mysteries and wandering the hills near her Borders home with her camera.
Contributors from 2010:
Sarah lives in the Highlands near Dornoch, she lives with her family there and one spaniel. Sarah is studying with TISEC for Ordained Stipendiary Ministry so spends much of her time studying. She also works in secondary schools in the Highlands teaching hospitality at Standard grade level. Sarah loves to read, walk and cook with the occasional stint of gardening thrown in when needed!
Contributors from 2008:
Doug Aitken is a member of St Paul’s Cathedral and a student in Dundee. His interests include playing bass, computing and internet technology and behavioural psychology. He is also a member of the Provincial Youth Network for Brechin.
Feel free to get in touch.
Elizabeth is a member of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow and a PhD student at the University of Glasgow in the Centre for the Study of Literature, Theology and the Arts. When not reading, she enjoys walking wherever there are trees, lakes or rivers to be found.
Christine McIntosh is a member of Holy Trinity Dunoon’s Lay Worship team. She sings, blogs and writes. She used to teach English in the state sector, and is now free to indulge other passions.
Mary is a member of St Andrew’s Cathedral in Aberdeen and is a member of both the diocesan and provincial youth networks. She enjoys all manner of hobbies including underwater hockey, lifesaving/first aid, and when time, relaxing watching tv with some knitting to keep the fidgit fingers at bay…
Kate is a member of Holy Trinity, Melrose and is studying for her Bachelor of Divinity at Edinburgh University’s New College. When not studying, she enjoys spending the dark winter evenings reading poetry, the mysteries of Laurie King, and Victorian ghost stories.
Contributors from 2007:
Elizabeth Duncan is a member of the Church of Scotland (sometime Elder) in a Glasgow church. She enjoys reading biographies and travel writing, photography and working as a chartered accountant (really!).
David Campbell is an Anglican Priest and currently working as the Chaplain at Fettes College in Edinburgh, Scotland, with the help of his pet tiger, Stripy.
David Chillingworth is bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane. He is a musician and fond advocate of the Bromton Folking Bicycle.
The Very Reverend Kelvin Holdsworth is the Provost and Rector of St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow. He enjoys knitting, sailing, singing and blogging. His favorite poet is H.D.
Ruth Innes was the priest-in-charge of St Mark’s Portobello Scottish Episcopal Church in Edinburgh. Ruth enjoys reading, blogging, design, liturgy and listening to people’s stories. [In 2010, Ruth moved to be rector of Christ Church, Falkirk.]