10 May 2010

Rise in Glory

I can't add a lot to the many memorial posts on the death of Octogenarian Methodist Blogger Olive Morgan of Octomusings so perhaps I can add a different photo instead. Like some other British Methodist Bloggers, I met Olive at a "Methodist Bloggers Conference" in early 2008.

An ever-present figure at Conference running the Methodist Evangelicals Together booth, Olive made a point of attending my ordination in Scarborough in June 2008. This is a photo of the two of us outside the Scarborough Spa Convention Centre after the service of Acceptance into Full Connexion and hours prior to my ordination.

I called this post "Rise in Glory" after the traditional wish: "May she rest in peace and rise in glory" because, although I can certainly imagine Olive being peaceful I somehow can't imagine her resting. The two times I met her in person, she was full of life and energy and enthusiasm for the Lord. She is the sort of person that I want to be like when I grow up. Blessings on your family until we meet again in the Kingdom, Olive.


Snuffee said...

My Aunty Olive was an inspiration to many. I am glad that she was able to come to your ordination, that must have been very special. I have a particularly fond memory of her and me flying kites at an Easter People afternoon in the park with 100's of others! It was a truly great time.

Thank you for posting the picture, its beautiful.

Snuffee (Ali her niece)

Sally said...

a wonderful tribute to an amazing lady :-)