Church visits this week have taken me to Cardiff, to Swansea and back to Cardiff.
Easter Sunday at Saint Mellons was very happy and encouraging with a splendid morning worship together with Holiday Bible Club prize-giving attended by lots of Sunday School children and their parents. In the evening I preached and it was good to be back in a traditional Welsh chapel building again.
Then my friends took me to my sister's house in Porth where I spent the remainder of the week.
On Tuesday evening I was at Ebenezer in Swansea. Then on Wednesday my hosts took me to Swansea bay to dispel forever the image of "lovely, ugly Swansea".
I caught the train to Cardiff - a train every half-hour, but just small, two-carriage trains so very full, then met my old friend, Ian Parry, founder-pastor of the Bay Church, which in its 12th year counts 50 members and a congregation of about 80 people. Ian and his wife, Liz, have four gorgeous children.
A couple of hours spent with my other sister in Rhiwbina, then back to Porth.
Tomorrow I am going to take a rest-day in Cardiff, my old stomping-ground.