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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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Awake, Woke and Ready

Advent, the season leading us up to Christmas, is a time of waiting, of expectation, of moving towards.  A time when we are called to be awake and watchful.  As the well-known chorale, echoing Isaiah, urges us, “’Sleepers wake!  For … Continue reading

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The Power of Silence

The teams stood either side of the centre circle, the match officials at one end of the circle and a lone trumpeter next to a giant poppy at the other.  The referee blew his whistle and the trumpeter sounded the … Continue reading

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