Tag Archives: God

Iona Community

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

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Things that are too hard

How do you cope with things that are too hard? You see I have a problem. I am a Christian . . . . . . . .   an ordained minister, so I am supposed to at least have … Continue reading

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Advent Hope

  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

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Sacred Space

This is the time of year to order the next edition of Sacred Space – The Jesuit Prayer Book.  They issue a new edition each year with an entry for everyday which includes a meditation, Bible reading and notes. It … Continue reading

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All Souls

All Souls day, as my Episcopalian friends tell me, is celebrated today.  The souls of those who have died are remembered. Being a lifelong Presbyterian I used to be wary of praying for the deceased – it seemed somehow to … Continue reading

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Fractured?

Last time I was talking about sitting in state occupying myself with crochet blankets.  There has been a lot more of the same. It turns out that I have a fractured ankle, so rest is the order of the day. … Continue reading

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Birthday Week Prayer

Each year during March I have tended to make much of the fact that it is my Birthday Month. This year, we have barely been up to finding special treats and events. Following on from Son #3′s two removals we … Continue reading

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Waiting

  Not long now till my favourite time of the year. Come March – my Birthday Month, in case anyone has forgotten – the signs of spring are evident all around: crocuses, buds swelling on the bushes, birds getting vocal … Continue reading

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The Black House

The Black House by Peter May is a superb read and indeed is much more than the traditional who-dunnit kind of thriller. The writer has an immediate and dramatic style which makes good use of shifting time frames, taking the … Continue reading

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Twelve Resolutions

#1 is already set – all about being prepared to be braver in my opinions. In other words, not to be a wimp because I am worried about upsetting people. I suspect this is a non-starter as I don’t do … Continue reading

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