Funeral Ministry


I experienced two contrasting funerals today, and they have made me think about the things that unite us as well as the things that divide us. You might know already that I am a lay minister in my church and I am in the process of discernment as to whether I am a suitable candidate... Continue Reading →

Daybook Entry – 2nd April 2017


For Today... 2nd April Outside my window... it has been a gloriously sunny day again today, and my daffodils are nodding beautifully in the garden I am thinking... about the week ahead and what I can do with my time I am thankful... for the opportunity to exercise my ministry in the community where I... Continue Reading →

Questions


Lent Challenge - "Questions" Who? Who decided that women deserve a pat on the head for a single day each year, calling it “International Women’s Day”? What? What do they think women do on the other 364 days of the year? Why? Do women fall for it year after year? When? Are we going to... Continue Reading →

Sacrifice


Lent Challenge - "Sacrifice" What is a sacrifice? And what it does it mean to the one who is doing the sacrificing? The dictionary defines sacrifice as "give up (something valued) for the sake of other considerations" as one way of looking at it, and as this is a Lent challenge, I think that is the... Continue Reading →

Daybook Entry – 5th March 2017


For Today 5th March. I am following a Lent Challenge from the Bible Society, which doesn't have a prompt for Sundays (Sundays are not counted part of Lent) and so I'm doing a Daybook entry instead. Looking out my window... it has been one of those “is it Spring or still Winter?” days today I... Continue Reading →

A Champion of a Day


I had a champion of a day yesterday. Actually, the day began about two weeks ago with a phone call from my son one evening that started with that familiar "Muuuuuum......?" He plays Bass Trombone with Pemberton Old Wigan Band, which is a First Section brass band in the North West area. For those who don't... Continue Reading →

Daybook Entry – 18th February 2017


For Today 18th February 2017 Looking out my window... I am looking at a garden that is in serious need of some TLC I am thinking... about how busy I am going to be for the next 8 days. I am going to be taking part in my first brass band contest for a very... Continue Reading →

Greater Manchester Police Museum


I have been promising myself a visit to the Greater Manchester Police Museum for some time now, and today I finally made it. It was a fascinating trip and well worth a go if you are into your history, or police history, or are just plain nosey about how our Mancunian ancestors broke the law... Continue Reading →

Happy 18th Birthday


Happy 18th birthday Ethan!! Here's my son on his 18th birthday today, but I couldn't resist looking up some old photographs to share with you from when he was a little tiddler. Sorry son!   Both me and his dad are very proud of the young man he is turning into, and we are both... Continue Reading →

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