Love and Goodness

Sunday 6 May 2018

Last weekend I attended a wedding party on Saturday and a memorial service on Sunday. I thought they would be very different occasions but both proved, above all, to be joyful.

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What am I for?

Friday 13 April 2018

The past year has seen a change of pace for me and I’ve spent some time wondering what my purpose is. I know that I’m not alone in having existential angst around ‘retirement’ age.

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Alleluia!

Friday 30 March 2018

We live in a world of war, displacement, and fear. And we each carry our own hidden wounds and fears, which prevent us from letting go and reaching out, in recognition, forgiveness and love.

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Being Set Free

Friday 23 March 2018

One of my earliest memories of church was going with my mother to hear the Passion Gospel read on Palm Sunday. I loved that the people got to deliver some lines, though it still rankles with me that only the priest ever got to play Jesus.

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Lent: The Benefit of Lament

Friday 16 March 2018

Make the most of Lent, and the opportunity to lament. God is ready and waiting to respond.

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Thank you

Friday 9 March 2018

Mothering Sunday is worse than Valentines Day. The shops are full of folded pieces of card wrapped in plastic, covered in language that people are meant to be and feel.

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George Herbert

Friday 2 March 2018

Looking through the poetry of the priest George Herbert is time well-spent. I was encouraged to revisit his work after we remembered him in Morning Prayer on the 27th of February, marking his death in 1633.

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Abiding: What we need is here

Friday 23 February 2018

In ‘Abiding’, Ben Quash uses the example of Damiel leaving the certainty and the knowledge of eternity to live in the flux and flow of life, in order to explore the Biblical sense that ‘to abide we must journey; to have truth and life (to have true life) we must be always underway.’

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A lexicon for Lent

Friday 16 February 2018

Lent; Tempt; Disciple; Discipline; Congregational giving; Generosity.

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