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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 … Continue reading

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Recovering From Grief


Our regular study group at church last night was a little bit different, and we had a discussion around death instead of our usual Bible study and worship. We looked at death in today’s society and our experiences of it … Continue reading

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It’s The Little Things


Have you ever noticed how it’s the little things that get you when you are feeling vulnerable? I don’t just mean the bad things, but the good things too. You can cope with the big things that happen – the … Continue reading

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Wednesday Hodgepodge


1. What news story are you following right now? There are a few that have captured my imagination/horror/disgust/disbelief but the biggest one is, like Joyce, the girls who have been kidnapped in Nigeria. I cannot believe how so many children … Continue reading

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Daybook Entry – 3rd March 2014


FOR TODAY Outside my window… clear skies and a new moon. I doubt we’ll see the Northern Lights again but wouldn’t it be fantastic if we did?! I am thinking… about the essay I have got to write tomorrow morning. … Continue reading

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Daybook Entry – 20th February


Apologies to my regular readers and followers but I have taken a few days out from blogging because of things going on at home. I’m back now but will be taking another little break sometime next week. Please read on… … Continue reading

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Boxing Day Ramble


In the UK the day after Christmas Day is called Boxing Day, which is today. Nobody knows really why it is called that, but we think it has something to do with the giving of alms to poor and destitute … Continue reading

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A Day Of Opposites


It has been a day of opposites today, where sorrow and comedy have lived side by side. The sorrow came in the shape of two funerals I attended today. The first was for a 37 year old woman who died … Continue reading

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Daybook Entry – 24th November


FOR TODAY Outside my window… Blackley is settling down for the night under wintry skies and a temperature of minus 1 degree Celsius. All’s quiet on the main road (no sirens yet tonight) and all the neighbours seem to home … Continue reading

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Wednesday Hodgepodge – 1st May


1. This week’s Hodgepodge is Volume 123. What’s something you’ve done recently that was as easy as 1-2-3? I recently learned how to play a PowerPoint presentation on the TV screen in church whilst I led the prayers. It seemed … Continue reading

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