Tag Archives: love

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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Music

I have been enjoying using spotify to listen to some new music.  First of all find a young person – probably one plugged into earphones and an ipod – and find out what music they like. Then, listen to some … Continue reading

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Forever Friends – Memories

Herein lies a story…….. how long have you got? These last couple of weeks have been a bit fraught – all to do with Son #3 and yet another removal.  So sitting quietly on a Sunday afternoon it was lovely … Continue reading

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The Season known as Christmas

So – is this the Christmas season or is it not?  Technically, as far as churches are concerned this is Advent (lit the coming) and purists will tell us that this is when they concentrate on the second coming of … Continue reading

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Boundaries

You know how sometimes you have “those” moments when somehow things go wrong, and instead of cursing gently, you stop, think and reconsider. Well that has happened to me this afternoon. I found the appropriate photograph, tweaked the exposure and … Continue reading

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Eat Pray Love

Good in parts but fails to hit its full potential…. You could view the story as one woman’s search for self-enlightenment, or as a self-centred gap year in middle age. Having said that, Julia Roberts holds this 3 stories within … Continue reading

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Riots in England

It has been frightening watching events unfold over the last few days, even though there have been no riots/violence in Scotland. Here we are too busy worrying about floods and in Edinburgh, for instance, the Edinburgh Festival goes ahead as … Continue reading

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Secretariat

  If you”re in need of some cheering up or even a good old dose of inspiration to keep going, then this is your film. I didn’t know the story of this horse so it was all a surprise to … Continue reading

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Transfiguration

To make an act of worship, we bring ourselves:     perhaps a little tired;    perhaps a little preoccupied; expecting much, expecting little. And we bring our thoughts:    some thankful and happy;    some worried and anxious;    some … Continue reading

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Dilemma

So – today is 25 January – what do I write about? The Conversion of St Paul or Robert Burns? I have to confess to feeling somewhat iffy about Burns; I place the blame firmly on being brought up in … Continue reading

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