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October 4, 2020

The 18th Sunday after Pentecost

A Story (Continued) There were baked bean tins everywhere that had also been knocked over. Mum was trying to look after Sophie, right the trolley, and put things away all at the same time. The worst thing of all was that no one was helping her! People were either going back up the aisle or […]

September 27, 2020

The 17th Sunday after Pentecost

A Story Robert opened his diary and began writing. It was between the Corn Flakes and the Coco Pops when I first saw a Dark Angel. I’ll never forget it. I could tell that he was big and tall. He was dressed in dark blue jeans and he had black boots which had four buckles […]

September 20, 2020

The 16th Sunday after Pentecost

If I mention the date September 11th, what do you think? Maybe it is your birthday. (I know someone who has a birthday on that date.) Maybe it is an anniversary of some sort for you. However I think overwhelmingly people think of the tragedy in the US at the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and […]

September 13, 2020

The 15th Sunday after Pentecost

I knew of Alexander Hamilton but not much else – except in the categories of US history and the Constitution. Because we’ve watched the musical Hamilton and I have the musical currently in the background, I can describe more of his biography but only in broad terms and in terms of some key events. I […]

September 6, 2020

The 14th Sunday after Pentecost

I really don’t know how long it has been there. I don’t remember when I noticed that the floor wasn’t smooth. It was more out of the corner of my eye and I think it was only a few days ago. At a certain time of the day the sunlight shines and if you look […]

August 30, 2020

The 13th Sunday after Pentecost

‘Face to face’ used to mean being in the same room, talking to someone directly, seeing them and facing them as they face you. It was a reference to communication that wasn’t by phone, text, email, or letter. This week the ELCE pastors gathered for a meeting to discuss the Church Order document and it […]

August 16, 2020

The 11th Sunday after Pentecost

I enjoy teaching and the classroom and pretty much everything about it – preparations, planning, delivery, engaging with students but there is one thing I don’t enjoy. I do it, of course, professionally, critically, diligently but I find grading hard. I’m not so much talking about reading students’ work or listening to students, getting their […]

August 11, 2020

The 10th Sunday after Pentecost

Charlotte looked at the calendar and said, “You’re supposed to be away”. I had to think but yes, last year, I had organised to attend a camp with the Sea Cadets and a church meeting in Latvia. They had all been cancelled a long time ago. In fact there has been a lot of that […]

July 26, 2020

The 8th Sunday after Pentecost

I went comet hunting and was surprised to find and see Comet NEOWISE which was discovered four months ago. With cloud cover and light pollution, I wasn’t all that confident of spotting this new comet but we drove away from the villages onto farm roads, stopped the car, worked out where to look, and waited […]

July 19, 2020

The 7th Sunday after Pentecost

I very much enjoyed visiting the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul over 10 years ago. It was fascinating to wander, look up, explore, peer, reflect, and take photos. I really liked one of my photos of the mosaic Christ Pantocrator both for the beauty of the mosaic and its visual message and for the sunlight at […]

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