Monthly Archives: February, 2015

Lent 2015 … Day 11.. Lent hymn

As part of my Lenten discipline, I attended a quiet day at a local retreat centre. The theme of the day was ‘Desert Places’ and ‘Living waters’. I occasionally get inspiration to write a hymn, that expresses my thoughts about a subject. I wrote two hymns to familiar tunes. Here is the first one. The …

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Lent 2015 .. Day 10 … Being unique

I came across this wisdom story, however I am not sure where it has come from. Since I first read it, the theme of being unique and rejoicing in our uniqueness has been uppermost in my mind. During Lent, we may all undergo specific disciplines, which fit our character, personality and discipleship. Let us never …

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Lent 2015 … Day 9 ….. Anger

Have you ever had days where emotions get the better of you ? Speaking personally, if I am faced with someone who is continually nagging and picking holes in my attempts to do something , eventually , I will feel angry and respond negatively . This is a natural emotion… anger.  It is what makes …

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Lent 2015.. Day 8…. Falling upwards

I have started reading Richard’s Rohr book. ‘Falling upwards’. It is a book about the two halves of our life. He writes that in the first half, we are naturally and rightly preoccupied with establishing our identities – climbing the ladder of success, achieving and performing. But those concerns will not service us, as we …

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Lent 2015 …. Day 7…. Fasting

Fasting – that means nothing to eat or drink for a fixed period. Oh dear- this is going to be hard for me. As you may have read in my blog in an earlier post (see Body Theology), food and I have had somewhat up and down relationship… and now I have come to a …

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Lent 2015 … Day 6….. Fairtrade milk

Reflecting on Lenten themes, one of them is bringing Justice to God’s people, and today is the first day of Fairtrade fortnight. This is when the church and its Fairtrade supporters bring to people’s attention the plight of farmers, growers and co-operatives who are striving to get a fair price for their produce. Even though …

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Lent 2015 … Day 5….Celebrate

My garden needs a bit of TLC.!! I tidied up before winter, and now it is looking very soggy and sorry for itself! However the blooms of primroses under my bare cherry tree are very cheery, and now as different shoots sprout from the earth, I know that spring is not far away. The winter …

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Lent 2015 …Day 4…Water

It’s easy for us, we can just turn a tap on, and fresh clean water trickles then gushes. The image of water is used often in the Bible, to illustrate the blessing that God bestows on us. A fountain of gardens, a well of living waters, and streams from Lebanon.” (Song of Solomon 4:15 |He| …

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Lent 2015 .. Day 3… Possessions

This morning I looked in my purse and found I had no money not even any change, so the next step was to the local ATM machine. As I waited in the queue, it was clear that frustrations were rife; the ATM machine had no money. As I gazed at my card, gripping it tightly …

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Lent 2015…Day 2… Conversation

Yesterday I was part of a Jewish and Christian conversation discussing the conflict and tensions in the Middle East. Even though respect was present on both sides and by all people, the conversation was heated and passionate. As Jesus approached the wild desert plains, I wonder how he felt not be able talking to his …

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