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Psalm 23 ….a mixture of emotions.

For me, this week has been a mixture of grief, reminders of past events, and consequences of actions…… and one Psalm has been reeling in my head….Psalm 23 It’s the most well-known Psalm in the Bible. We all know it, we have sung it, read it, maybe have a book mark with it on .. …

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‘All Saints day’ with our inclusive God

  For those who have visited my blog previously .. It is a called ‘a saint in the making’. It is a concept that I hold dear to my heart. Let me explain … All Saints’ Day is one of my favourite celebrations in the whole liturgical year. It ranks right up there with Advent, Christmas …

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Straddling the sacred and the secular

We are living in a world absolutely transparent, and God is shining through all the time’ Thomas Merton   I love this quote from Thomas Merton…the thought of God’s piercing light radiating in our world … shining in places and people, where hurt and fear prevail. Straddling the spiritual and the physical realm can be a …

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Difficult relationships

Do to others as you would have them do to you. Luke 6: 31 Relationships !!…..my they can be difficult … but not all of them are thank goodness!!. However, there was a young girl during my time at senior school, who made my life a misery. At any and every opportunity, she would humiliate and …

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Julian of Norwich and the ‘three windows’

A little known fact about Julian of Norwich is that she was the first woman to write a book in English. Again I am astounded how a woman, an anchoress could influence the community and the world she lived in, especially in a male dominated society….. when she was incarcerated in a ‘cell’. In her …

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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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Holiness

‘Holiness’ cannot be defined and can never be adequately described, as holiness means that God is present. In exploring the meaning of ‘holiness’ we are not only searching for God, but also the meaning and value of our lives. In coming to know God, we find ourselves, because it is in God that we live and …

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Prayer… hints and tips.

Over the last number of years, I have never ceased to be amazed at how prayer can be answered, although often it is in the way we least expect it!! Prayer is something of a mystery. (p.s thanks to Jason Ingram for reflective  artwork ) We don’t know exactly how it works but we can pray corporately …

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Walking on the edge

Every year, ministers in the United Reformed Church attend a Spring/ Summer school. This year is an opportunity to consider with colleagues what is means to be part of the ‘Leadership team’ in URC churches in the 21st century. . The speaker‘s opening words caught my attention, ‘Leadership ..  is a risky place to be …

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The Journey begins ..

It’s been nearly two weeks since Easter, and we should be full of the joys of Spring, for through our understanding of Resurrection, the Jesus of History and been changed to the Christ of Faith … yet for some people… Spring has not arrived (quite literally here in England !! ) and the cold winds …

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Hymns for the real world

New words to familiar hymn tunes written by Ruth Dillon

God and Retinitis Pigmentosa

'A flickering light is dimming', A Theological reflection to expectant sight loss

The Cooking Cleric

A food and drink blog from a clergyman in south west Surrey

Honest about my faith

How the Christian faith makes a difference in my life.

Talks2Children

Children's Ministry Ideas...

Faith Formation Journeys

Let us walk with you on the journey of faith. Whether your feet are big or small, fresh or worn, running or crawling, God's love goes with you and you stand on holy ground.

My Journey

Seeking God's presence, grace, and peace.

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Use words if necessary

Spirlaw

living faith in the secular world

Godspace

spirituality, sustainability, hospitality and community

an inquiring and discerning heart

a gift of joy and wonder in all god's works

The Fat Pastor

Love God. Live Well. Do Good.

Random Ramblings

Sometimes my mind wanders ...

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