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Advent 14

It’s kind of felt like we have lived about 5 days today. Lockdown without being able to go for walks is not all that fun. Still. There was wonder to be found in all the lovely friends we have asking … Continue reading

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Advent 5

Wonder hunting on a weary day of pain. It was found in the blue sky glimpsed through parting clouds, in the joys of a Christmas garden centre trip with the youngest, the stack of books exchanged for more books at … 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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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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Thoughts from a week off…

I’ve had the last week off work, leaning into the space afforded by the 5 hours a day the boys are at school, enjoying the extra time to walk around the beautiful places near us, to read more books, to … Continue reading

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Holy Week

It’s Holy Week, lent is almost over and with Palm Sunday yesterday and Good Friday in a few days time we have this week between. A time where we sit and remember the events of over 2000 years ago, the … Continue reading

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Advent 19

It’s that time of year when I get to say we used to look like this: And now we look like this: Still smiling like goons. Today marks the end of our first decade together. 10 years ago we set … Continue reading

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Advent 13

All I’ve got is this video: And this quote: “Hope is like the sun. If you only believe in it when you can see it, you’ll never make it through the night.” – Princess Leia

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Advent 2

I forget that there is always a day in December where the wonder flows with ease. Where it is easy to write of the hope of God here on the earth because I meet up with two of my favourite … 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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