For Frank Topping, the beginning of the day is not all sunrise and rural scenes. It is toast and marmalade, busy streets and crowded trains. But it is also a sense of trust, hope and reassurance, because he believes there is always much more to the morning than rush and bustle.
“It seemed as if this had been written specially for me,” That was the most frequently repeated phrase when listeners to Radio 2 wrote to the BBC asking for a copy of the script of Frank Topping’s morning meditations on Pause for Thought. “What made me decide to broadcast them regularly,” says Frank, “was the huge response from listeners – literally thousands.”
In the Frank Topping series, the Lutterworth Press has published many of his most popular radio meditations. These collections of thoughts and prayers remain a pleasure to use and also a handy reference for those who want to find their favourite meditation.