Category Archives: Life on the journey

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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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Thoughts on interdependence…

Yesterday I preached on interdependence, one of our churches 5 values (conveniently they all begin with ‘I’, inclusion, integrity, intimacy and involvement are the other ones.). On a side note I love that we don’t particularly have goals or visions … Continue reading

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Autumn

Last night at church we sat and pondered Autumn. I remembered there are many things I quite like about this season and wrote the poem below. These are strange times we live in, in the midst of them it has … Continue reading

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Pondering prayer

On Sunday night we talked about prayer in church with other people. It was wonderful and strange to be to be physically present with people again. It was good to take a look back at what prayer has meant in … Continue reading

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What happens when our ideas of God become our god?

Welcome to a meandering conversation between me and my Maker from one of my recent daily walks. I started with a question: What happens when our ideas of you become their own god? And an observation: We seem to want … Continue reading

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