Deadline!


I have two assignments due in tomorrow at noon, and I'm up against it to get them both over the finishing line. These are the final two assignments in this stage of my ordination training and I don't know whether I'm glad, sad, or mad to see the back of them. I've loved doing the …

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Rest Day on the Mushy Cloud


I'm having a rest day today. Back tomorrow!

His Late Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh


Today was Prince Philip's funeral, held at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The whole world is commenting on it, and there's not much I can say that hasn't been said by the professional broadcasters, but I don't feel I can let the day go by without me recording my response to it here on …

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Busy Mushy


It has been a busy and varied day on the Mushy Cloud today. I suddenly seem to have got to the end of the week without realising that seven days have passed since last Friday. How did that happen?! I have been busy with a big piece of church admin this week, which is nearly …

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Card School


It you have never seen these dogs before, I urge you to seek them out and enjoy their adventures and shenanigans with their master, Andrew Cotter. Tonight, I give you Olive and Mabel playing cards. https://youtu.be/Ts1iG5cgl8E

Keeping the Legs Turning


I've been off my bike for a little while because of various reasons, and so it was with some trepidation that I sallied forth this morning on the old rusty stead. But boy was I glad I made the effort! I managed a pretty decent 6 3/4 miles today in just under 50 minutes, at …

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Gathered and Scattered


We have been looking at the idea of being a gathered church and a scattered church in my church this week. It is part of a sermon series we are doing called "Frontline Sundays" from LICC and we have been thinking about ourselves and what it means for us when we gather on a Sunday, …

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Bike Dog


I saw this on YouTube and thought you might like to see it too. It's the story of one man and his best friend enjoying something together. I love the way they just meld together and act in unison to have fun. What a great friendship. https://youtu.be/tapZWekS1o8 Who would love a relationship like this? I …

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“Trees” by Joyce Kilmer


Trees I think that I shall never seeA poem lovely as a tree.A tree whose hungry mouth is prestAgainst the earth's sweet flowing breast;A tree that looks at God all day,And lifts her leafy arms to pray;A tree that may in Summer wearA nest of robins in her hair;Upon whose bosom snow has lain;Who ultimately …

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