AboutThe life and thoughts of Freda Marshall, a retired Church of Scotland minister living amongst the mountains and glens of Argyll.
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Fluent I would love to live like a river flows carried by the surprise of its own unfolding John O’Donoghue
Be gentle on the souls of your loved ones, and be gentle on your own soul. For then the world will learn compassion and everlasting love. And there will be Peace.
This jumped out at me from Sacred Space today; if only each person could think for the common good, the world would be a better place. Have I grasped the heart of my religion. Do I concentrate on loving God … Continue reading
There is a wonderful poem that I have quoted before about the need to do other things other than housework. The trouble is that we have just started to do the clearing up after the new central heating installation, and … Continue reading
I couldn’t work out what was different in church this morning. Then it dawned on me – there were no flowers, just the two large aspidistras on either side of the pulpit. This is the first Sunday in Lent, traditionally … Continue reading
With all the violence and military movements we need to remember to share the need for Prayers for Peace more and more. This is the Iona Community’s Universal Prayer for Peace. Lead me from death to life, from falsehood to … Continue reading
When some in the world long for water to drink, Others long for floods to subside. When some long for peace and quiet, Others long for someone to talk with. When some can no longer hear, Others hear bad things … Continue reading
I would like to live like a river flows. carried by the surprise of its own unfolding. John O’Donohue
Light shines out like Hope through the tangled mess of human lives. For those caught up in tragedy this day – The ongoing clearance work at the pub in Glasgow – The train crash in New York – And … Continue reading
We will remember – so that peace, love, justice, freedom and generosity will prevail.