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February 24, 2019

The 7th Sunday after The Epiphany

Putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard (or quill to parchment) is often a creative act. You’re never sure what exactly might appear on the page! I recently heard an author describe her writing process as not so much detailed planning but more writing for herself to see what the characters in their situations […]

February 17, 2019

The 6th Sunday after The Epiphany

Political futures seem more volatile than ever before. Brexit dominates politics here but not so much in Australia which is about to head into a general election in May, while in the USA politics is coming to terms with the mid term elections in last November. The political pollsters are not predicting as accurately now […]

February 10, 2019

The 5th Sunday after The Epiphany

It was on a bookmark. The word attracted me. HO’OPONOPONO. I’d never seen it before and it took me a few seconds to say it out loud – to hear it – and I’ve no idea whether I’ve said it correctly. I’m assuming it is a Hawaiian word because I read that it is a […]

February 3, 2019

The 4th Sunday after The Epiphany

At the Barnes Conference this week, I heard a little Anselm of Canterbury (courtesy of the Treasury of Daily Prayer). Christian soul, soul raised from sad death, soul redeemed from miserable slavery and set free by the blood of God: rouse your mind, dwell upon your resurrection from the dead, and ponder well the history […]

January 6, 2019

The Festival of The Epiphany

With the new year comes new starts, new resolutions, new commitments, trying new things and so on. One suggestion I received for the new year – someone knows my study pretty well – was in an article I was sent about decluttering. In essence the article said that when I decluttered I would feel better […]

January 28, 2018

The 4th Sunday after The Epiphany

It was a split second … ok, maybe a bit longer … 2 seconds max. I nearly drove … straight into a wall! I had parked the car facing a wall and noted when I parked that my front wheels were on the smallest of upward inclines. Simple solution – that’s what hand brakes are […]

January 21, 2018

The 3rd Sunday after The Epiphany

Sometimes you just have to smile when people are surprised – maybe a little perplexed or uncertain – to see me outside where I ‘should be’; when I seem out of place. So when I turned up at a local pub one evening for some ‘Christmas drinks’ after Christmas there was a momentary surprise that […]

January 9, 2018

Observing The Festival of The Epiphany

Last month in the space of three days I had two awkward moments when the person behind the counter handed me back my money. Well, in each case, a coin. One occasion I tried to deposit at the bank 1EURO instead of £1. On the other occasion the fellow at the supermarket handed back to […]

February 19, 2017

The Seventh Sunday after The Epiphany

The Church of England’s General Synod certainly made the headlines this week with the rejec-tion of the Bishops’ report that the teaching and practice of the Church in relation to marriage should maintain the view that marriage, designed by God, is only for a man and a woman. The media’s prophecy that ‘gay marriage’ is […]

February 12, 2017

The Sixth Sunday after The Epiphany

The ELCE pastors met this week for their ‘Conference’ – though it is more like in-service, administration, and fellowship (there’s usually a pub meal in there some-where!). The meeting is called the Barnes Conference – I’ve no idea who named it – but the Barnes is Robert Barnes, a Lutheran martyred in 1540 in Smithfield […]

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