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Blessed are those who bring hope

In front of me sits an emerald coloured wine glass.  Its tulip shaped bowl squats on a short stem, moulded to a slightly too small round base. Everything is just off centre and the texture of the glass is wavy … Continue reading

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Managing time, managing me

I was amused when Elaine, in her sermon last Sunday, told of a time management course for clergy which had overrun.  This in turn had led to a late lunch and, not surprisingly, disgruntled participants.  Those running the course had … Continue reading

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Just passing through

Our front room window looks directly out on to a Rowan tree.  Although it is only August, it is already covered in ripe, orange berries.  The other morning I drew back the curtains and there was movement in the tree.  … Continue reading

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What has Covid done for me? Positives and Opportunities

6 March 2021 Lent Breakfast. When someone spoke in hushed tones of the BIG C, they were invariably speaking about Cancer but the BIG C that has held the headlines in recent times is Coronavirus. A virus that has swept … Continue reading

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Being Connected

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately and preached on this last week, but I wanted to expand our conversation about being connected this morning and I want to look especially at what we mean by  being connected before … Continue reading

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Are we there yet?

Well, if you are talking about Covid, yes, with the vaccine roll out we seem to be closer to the lockdown ending.  Albeit, there seem to be several steps to go and it will depend on what happens as a … Continue reading

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Your Cell will Teach you Everything

“ Go and sit in your cell and your cell will teach you everything,” said Abba Moses to a brother who came to him and asked him ‘for a word’. From the third to the sixth century, in the deserts … Continue reading

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Beginning Anew

How are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions?  Did you make any?  If you are like most people you will have slipped a bit or not even got started.  In the days when we could go to the gym, … Continue reading

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What stories are we telling ourselves?

We talk to ourselves constantly and tell ourselves stories about what has happened and what will happen.  This morning it was overcast and dull and depressing and rain was predicted for later and I was already telling myself that I … Continue reading

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If these feelings are grief, then what?

In my last blog contribution, I suggested that the uncomfortable feelings many of us are feeling are feelings of grief.  So is there anything we can do to feel more comfortable, especially as we are entering a further period of … Continue reading

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