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February 20, 2022

The Seventh Sunday after The Epiphany

It was a lovely Saturday online yesterday at the ELCE’s Day of Reflection ‘Singing our Christian Faith’. There was a wide range of songs and hymns – from centuries ago to ones written by ELCE members a few years! Each song had a story to go with it – when it came into being (we […]

February 13, 2022

The Sixth Sunday after The Epiphany

I heard a fascinating podcast during my driving this week about our inner voice – how we speak to ourselves to remember, to coach ourselves, to rehearse, to prepare and plan, and to help us make sense of our experiences and the world. Part of our working memory system, it is part of being human […]

February 6, 2022

The Fifth Sunday after The Epiphany

On this day in 1952 Princess Elizabeth, in Kenya at the time, acceded the throne upon the death of her father, King George VI, and so began the longest reign of a British monarch – a second Elizabethan age so to speak. Today the Platinum Anniversary of Her Majesty’s reign begins and we still say, […]

January 30, 2022

The Fourth Sunday after The Epiphany

I am sitting at home not wanting the phone to ring. I don’t want to ‘go to work’. What is wrong with me? “Don’t you want to share the love of Jesus, George?!” Well … it is true that I believe Jesus says ‘I love you’ as his opening message to us, reflecting his heart […]

January 23, 2022

The Third Sunday after The Epiphany

I was at Sea Cadets this week and asked to sit with a group of relatively new cadets and help them plan what we might do for Her Majesty’s Platinum celebrations in June. We had a variety of weird, wacky, and worthy ideas and in the free-for-all conversation a cadet looked at me and asked, […]

January 9, 2022

Observing The Festival of The Epiphany of Our Lord

I haven’t mentioned cricket much lately. 😉 As I write, the 4th Ashes Test has just begun in Sydney. When you read this, the outcome will be known. So you know the outcome of which I don’t know. I can guess and hope about the outcome. As the game progresses the outcome might become clearer […]

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 […]

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