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  1. May I say something from the heart without the fear of causing all heaven and earth to tremble?

    I thought that I was making a commitment to the support of the priestly ministry of St Laika’s. But not much of anything is occurring at St Laika’s. It appears to be mostly an afterthought.

  2. Fair comment, David.

    At the moment I am spending a lot of the day sorting out my own personal stuff. For example, today I sent off 8 application forms (I have to prove that I am looking for a job to get my social security and I’m not self-employed as yet). I found that I was taking 3 hours a day to service St. Laika’s and sometimes only ten or less people would listen to the audio (and for all I know they could have listened to 30 seconds of it and then switched off).

    I spend a couple of hours each day checking my blogroll to compile the Prayer List.

    If the blog was my full time occupation I could justify such time for both but as yet I am not in a financial position to do that. I am no longer optimistic about going self employed as only 19 people have signed up.

    Therefore, I have to come up with a way of providing a service at St. Laika’s that doesn’t take so long and to cut back OCICBW… in a way that doesn’t get people moaning about that and that doesn’t reduce my readership numbers to such an extent that St. Laika’s gets even less popular.

    If you have any ideas I would love to hear them as I’ve been racking my brain on this one for weeks.