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The Agony, the Ecstasy and the Everyday

It’s a strange thing to be sitting here writing knowing that it was a year ago yesterday since I was diagnosed, twelve months since I received the news that I probably only had six to eight months to live. 1,965 more words

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September 12 - Peace

John 14:15-31; 2 Chronicles 21:2-22:12; Psalm 79

I don’t think any quality is as desired, misunderstood, or misattributed as “peace.” We are called to “give peace a chance,” and “let there be peace on earth.” We are reminded that “peace comes through victory” or is strength enough to ensure peace? 337 more words

Devotional Thoughts

Emergency Landing

I’m no stranger to commercial air travel. I’m not afraid to fly. However, I still listen when the flight attendant says, “Please give us your full attention while we review the emergency procedures.” That’s because an emergency landing once got my full attention. 1,437 more words

God's Faithfulness

Go There: Ecclesiastes and the Practice of Thinking the Unthinkable

The book of Ecclesiastes appears only once in the entire three-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary, and it is an alternate text, so there’s no guarantee that anyone will actually get to listen to it in church, much less hear it preached on. 1,800 more words


The Big C

TimeHop is an iPhone app, and I am enjoying daily glimpses back into the past. It’s quite interesting, walking down that memory lane.

Today, the app reminds me that it is 4 years ago now that I was receiving radiation treatments for the breast cancer that was discovered earlier on, in February of that year. 406 more words


Light Piercing the Silence

My many weeks of silence since last I wrote have been for a number of reasons, but perhaps really only one. With the busyness of our house move eight weeks ago, taking my brother’s wedding in Kent and a holiday with our wider family from New Zealand and Australia, followed by clearing the Vicarage over these last few weeks and numerous associated trips to the charity shop warehouse and recycling centre, it’s been a non-stop season of change, with lots of joys and things to remember. 1,638 more words

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