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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

Past Entries

July 2015 Issue of Christian Worker (I Shall Not Want...)

Here’s a link to the latest PDF issue of the Christian Worker.

Here are the topics that you will find:

  • I Shall Not Want…for Providential Provisions (Ryan Smithey)
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beyond the shore into deeper waters

Today is the first day in our blog series on finding faith in the deeper places of life, the places where things are uncertain or footing is unsure.   942 more words


An Ending

My mother died on June 10th.

This is not a blog about family, relationships or death. It’s about me living with cancer.

So I’m not going to write about her dying. 118 more words