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Self-reliance or Mutual Support?

The Stockport County match day programme is an interesting read.  Not only does it give information about the County players and the club, it gives information about the visiting side, its history and something about the place they come from.  … Continue reading

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Asking Good Questions

Small children often go through a phase of asking “Why?” in response to everything they are asked to do.  It can become very wearing and we can end up saying, “Because I say so”.  I pondered on the power of … Continue reading

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The Two Pigeons

We decided to do our count for last weekend’s RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch at lunchtime on Sunday.  We could sit at the table and eat our lunch mindfully and watch.  The patio doors and windows would give us a … Continue reading

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The Power of Kindness

“Be nice to one another.  Be kind”.  It’s the sort of thing that we say when we’ve intervened between two squabbling children.  The word ‘kind’ can come across as a bit soft and fluffy.  Yet it’s more than that. Last … Continue reading

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Going round in Circles

As human beings we are tempted to think in straight lines.  Indeed in many ways we are encouraged to do so.  In school we proceed from one year group into the next.  We are encouraged to think about the career … Continue reading

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Jesus the Janitor

So here we are in January, the month named after the Roman god Janus, who, having two heads, was able to see in two directions at the same time .  As the janitor of the heavens, he decided who could … Continue reading

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Sending Christmas Greetings

How did you get on with sending your Christmas cards?  Perhaps you don’t send cards, or, like me, you have a list that is getting a little shorter each year and still you race to catch the post. The first … Continue reading

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What is Enough?

Ted is delighted.  On The Lane you can get a giant bar – and I mean giant.  It’s about 30 centimetres long – of his favourite Cadbury’s chocolate for £2.50.  It’s a bargain and he can eat it all at … Continue reading

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The Power of the Desert

What a wonderful paradox that the barren, harsh, empty desert is really a place from which renewal and change comes.  Luke tells us that John found his inspiration and his voice in the wilderness and went about ‘proclaiming a baptism … Continue reading

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Saving Christmas

I found myself reflecting on the Prime Minister’s desire to ‘save Christmas’. A decree went through all the land To save Christmas. From what?  For what?  We knew not. A poster with a red hatted, Finger pointing Prime Minister Told … Continue reading

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