Tag Archives: poverty

Autumn approaches

  I have been kind of losing my way in blogland over this summer. I am not sure exactly why……  Perhaps it is because I have been stopping, standing and watching things like the summer grasses and the summer skies. … Continue reading

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The birthday itself has now come and gone – the secret now is to enjoy the rest of March and to that end I am already planning one or two treats. HBTW gave me a Kindle, which I am already … Continue reading

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Sunday Priorities

At church this morning we had a visitor from the Leprosy Mission Scotland. The speaker spoke movingly of the people – mainly in developing countries – who are afflicted with this disease today. There is a cure but because of … Continue reading

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Henri JM Nouwen

My favourite kind of bedtime reading is any journal or diary. They are usually easy to pick up and put down. The Road to Daybreak by Henri JM Nouwen is the exception. It was published in 1988 and is still … Continue reading

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The Iona Community

George MacLeod once described Iona as a “thin place” where only a tissuepaper separates earth from heaven. It is indeed a spiritual place, as nearly everyone who has been there will testify. It is impossible to look at the beauty round about without … Continue reading

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Watched the final episode of BBC’s Cranford last night. Floods of happy tears all round. I was about to say, now if only real life could be as tidy, yet the fiction portrayed death, disease, poverty and injustice as well … Continue reading

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