Category Archives: love

Do Dogs have souls?

When you hear the terms “soul” and “spirit,” what comes to your mind? Many people believe that these words mean something invisible and immortal that exists inside us. Individuals and communities think that at death, this invisible part of a human leaves the body and lives on. I have conducted many funerals, and I endorse …

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Lent 2015 .. Day 16…Grace

Can you ever define ‘Grace’ ? I am not too sure, but I know what ‘ungracious’ means and what it’s like to be on the other end of it ! It is when someone is churlish, ungrateful, offhand, rude, insensitive and disrespectful to me, and I feel inadequate and hurt. It’s a horrible feeling. Grace, …

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Closeness of God … Come down O Love divine by Fernando Ortega

I have just returned for a short break … hence the lack of posts!!. No holiday for me, however my eldest daughter got married, and it was a wonderful occasion. As a single parent, I remember wondering how my daughters would ‘turn out’ as they are both very different in looks and character. As a …

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‘God-centered’ Families

Family trees…… more to the point tracing family trees. Who has traced their family tree?. There are even books and leaflets you can get on how to do it properly. The TV schedules have really gone to town on this; many celebrities have traced their families. The newsreader Moira Stuart, and David Tenant otherwise known as Dr …

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The ‘scent’ of Love

    My favourite perfume is Green Tea, by Elizabeth Arden … Not that I ever wear it a great deal, apart from special occasions, however I also love to have aromatherapy burning in the house. I adore the many scents and fragrances and often will mix them up and see what will develop. Although …

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What a privilege !

I am always humbled when I conduct a funeral. I think it is such an honour to be there with relatives and friends as they ‘hand over’ the person that they have loved and cherished over many years to God. However, it does need reinforcing that God never leaves us, and ‘Time’ as we understand it, …

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Tough Love

As I write this I am filled with joy as it is Mothering Sunday, the day when we acknowledge and are aware of God’s nurturing, comforting and all-embracing love  for us. It is a day to remember the women and men who have cared for us. In a box at home I have kept the …

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Warm up this winter with a Prayer shawl

   Shawls … made for centuries universal and embracing, symbolic of an inclusive, unconditionally loving, God. They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace, mother, hug, shelter and beautify. Those who have received these shawls have been uplifted and affirmed, as if given wings to fly above their troubles…” Whether they are called Prayer Shawls, Comfort …

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Hymn to sustain our Prayerlife

Lay your healing hand upon me, When my heart seems all alone; Give me Strength, through Prayer and Praise Accept the Love, that you have shown.   In my prayer life, Lord sustain me, When the words are hard to find. In your stillness, come be near me, Tenderness to fill my mind.   When …

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God and Retinitis Pigmentosa

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