Category Archives: Life on the journey

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Clinging to Summer…

I hold off Autumns chill, the dying death, The golden, bright decay. The all encompassing beauty of endings. I hold it at a distance and raise my face to the September sun, I soak in the warmth, the brilliant blue … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye…

Today I went to the funeral of a 93 year old friend. We’d only known each other for the last year or so. She was a member of our church, housebound in the time I knew her. I hung out … Continue reading

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My first love…

It was love at first sight, the evening we drove up from London, two friends and I, escaping the noise and claustrophobia of summer in the city. It was love at first sight as I drove into the twilight Up … Continue reading

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20 years of friendship…

20 years ago The start of ‘Relay’ training. The start of a year out programme that was fairly impossible to explain to anyone, um, a year of discipleship, helping CU’s in universities, helping people learn about God, encouraging students, reading … Continue reading

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Finding God in ‘Come From Away’

Life is hard. For many of us. Life is a long hard slog. Recently I’ve felt like I’ve been drowning in the dark, just surviving until the end of each day. There has, however, been a thread of light which … Continue reading

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What makes a ‘safe place’?

I’ve been wondering recently what we mean by a ‘safe place’. I’ve heard this applied to places either online, our church and various other communities. These spaces are described as ‘safe’ and I’m wondering what is meant by that.  This … Continue reading

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The yearly post remembering why I carry on blogging…

I keep saying internally and externally that I’m a writer, that writing is part of my DNA. Whilst talking to a friend at the weekend we agreed that maybe it was time to do a bit of old fashioned blogging, … Continue reading

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