Category Archives: Life on the journey

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Books I’ve read Jan- Feb 2021

A Manual for Heartache- Cathy Rentzenbrink A lovely book, really helpful words on what helps when your world has been devastated or doesn’t look like you ever thought. Practical, earthy, real, hopeful and easy to read.  The 10,000 doors of … Continue reading

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Life in Lockdown 2 weeks 3-5

We could argue whether this is lockdown 2 or 3 but for us in the world of small children at home it’s lockdown 2 for sure. The weird fake lockdown that happened in November just doesn’t count, I could still … Continue reading

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Life in Lockdown week 1-2

And so the sun sets on our second week of lockdown. These strange days compel me to write and record and take notice as the days blur into one and we relive the same routine over and over again.  We’ve … Continue reading

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In which I notice some stuff about my Spiritual Direction course…

Last night I returned to husbandface’s shed at 6pm and started another term of spiritual direction training. I love this group of people who are journeying together through these three years of starting to learn the art of providing space … Continue reading

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Advent 2020. A different kind of Advent, same Emmanuel to walk with us…

And so Advent slowly silently slips into the room. Yesterday we put our Christmas Tree up, I think the earliest we have ever done that. Yesterday I shed tears for the lack this year, for the grief, for the difference … Continue reading

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Books I’ve read Sept-November

It’s about time I scooped up the books I’ve read recently and put them into this space so I can remember the highs and lows of my reading over the last few months. Here we go, books I’ve read from … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye to the wonderful John and Mandy Taylor.

I don’t know how these latest people to be given a blog post have got away without one so far. They are two of the most excellent people I know. They are about to embark on a new adventure away … Continue reading

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On nurturing hope.

I sat in the shed. Turned the laptop on and clicked the zoom link.  I wondered at what kind of strange world we live in where we conduct services through a screen. Thankful for the chance to connect despite the … Continue reading

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On Yew trees. Or raising my Ebenezer…

Over lockdown I started getting slowly obsessed with yew trees. I spent lots of time reading about Celtic Spirituality for an assignment on my Spiritual Direction course. I was drawn to the wonder of these ancient trees, these places around … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Son2!

Today marks 6 years of our lovely youngest boy in this world. There isn’t a whole lot to say that hasn’t been said before. I wrote the poem below when he was 4 and it still applies to this wonderful … Continue reading

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